Grilled Lamb Chops with Peanut Sauce

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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One comment on “Grilled Lamb Chops with Peanut Sauce”

  1. The lamb preparation is standard (and delicious) but the sauce is really great. Creamy, salty, and sweet it went great with the lamb chops. I may cut back on the peanut butter next time since it was a little too rich, but I can see this sauce working well on just about anything and it comes together in 5 minutes in the immersion blender with no extra dishes.

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