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September 14, 2018

Grilled American Lamb Chops with Garam Masala and Cumin


Recipe Provided By
"A Brown Table"
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Grilled American Lamb Chops with Garam Masala and Cumin


  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground red chili powder, or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 12 American Lamb chops, about 1-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 limes, quartered, cut into wedges


In a small bowl, mix garam masala, cumin, salt and chili powder. 

Pat American Lamb dry with clean paper towels; rub seasoning over both sides of the chops. Place lamb on a tray; cover and let sit for at least 30 minutes (maximum 1 hour) at room temperature.

Heat grill to high. Drizzle oil over the chops. When the grates are hot, place the chops on the hot grates; cook on each side for about 3 to 3-1/2 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (rare) or 160°F (well done). Remove chops from grill; cover, and allow to rest 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

Grilled American Lamb Chops
Grilled American Lamb Chops with Garam Masala and Cumin
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