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May 15, 2023

Marinated American Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Garlic


Recipe Provided By
"Platings and Pairings"
Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time


Total Time

30 min



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  • 12 American lamb loin chops (1-inch thick) or lamb rib chops
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, grated or minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (is this 1 lemon)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon black pepper



Combine the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt & pepper in a small bowl.

Pour the mixture over the American lamb chops and let marinate at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.

Heat grill to 500-degrees F and grill chops for 4-6 minutes per side, until the internal temperature reads 135-degrees, for medium-rare*.

* Note: The USDA recommends that lamb reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F with a 3-minute rest.

Let rest 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy! 

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