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February 23, 2019

Herb Butter American Lamb Steaks


Recipe Provided By
"Over the Fire Cooking"
Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

20 min

Total Time

35 min



Herb Butter American Lamb Steaks on a cutting board


American Lamb Steaks

  • 4 to 6 American Lamb steaks
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste 

Herb Butter

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon whole black pepper
  • Salt, to taste


For the Herb Butter: In a bowl, add garlic, butter, lemon juice, rosemary, thyme, black pepper and salt; mix thoroughly. Refrigerate until 15 minutes before cooking. 

Season steaks thoroughly with salt and pepper. 

Build a medium to medium-high heat fire in grill or fire pit for direct cooking. Place steaks on the grill; cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 130°F to 135°F for medium-rare. 

While steaks are cooking, preheat a skillet for the butter over the fire. Add butter to the skillet; cook until fully melted. 

Pull steaks off grill; brush Herb Butter over the top while they rest 4 to 5 minutes. Squeeze extra lemon juice on top, slice into steaks and enjoy!

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

Herb Butter American Lamb Steaks grilled over a fire
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