May 11, 2021

Grilled Lamb Chops with Peanut Sauce


Recipe Provided By
"Platings and Pairings"
Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

8 min

Total Time

30 min



Lamb rack chops with peanut sauce on a plate


  • 8 1-inch-thick American Lamb loin chops, (about 2 pounds)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • Roasted peanuts, chopped for garnish

Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


In a food processor or blender combine all peanut sauce ingredients and process until smooth.

Light a grill or preheat a grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill the chops for 4 minutes per side, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a chop registers 125-130 degrees F for medium-rare*.

Transfer the chops to a platter. Sprinkle with cilantro and chopped peanuts, if desired. Serve with peanut sauce on the side.

* The USDA recommends cooking lamb to an internal temperature of 145F with a 3-minute rest.

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