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July 16, 2018

Peach Honey Grilled American Lamb Chops

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Recipe Provided By
"Running to the Kitchen"
Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

10 min

Total Time

20 min

Servings

4

Peach Honey Grilled American Lamb Chops on serving dish

Ingredients

Lamb

  • 2-1/2 to 3 pounds American Lamb rack (about 10 chops), trimmed of excess fat
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons peach honey 

Salad

  • 5 ounces watercress
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 large firm peaches, pitted, quartered

Directions

For the American Lamb: Preheat outdoor grill to high. 

Season the trimmed rack of lamb liberally with salt and pepper on both sides. Place rack directly on the preheated grill; cook until browned and dark grill marks appear on the bottom. Flip the rack of lamb; grill on the other side until equally browned. 

Brush half the peach honey on the lamb. Close the grill; cook an additional 2 minutes. Flip; brush the other side with the remaining honey. 

Continue to grill lamb rack until desired doneness. Medium-rare should be golden brown with deep char marks on the outside, and removed from the grill with an internal temperature of 135°F (the temperature will continue to rise and meat will continue to cook when off the grill).

Let the lamb rest on a cutting board for 5 to 10 minutes covered with aluminum foil. Slice; plate with the salad before serving. 

For the Salad: Place watercress in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste; toss to combine. Place the salad on a large serving platter.

Drizzle the quartered peaches with the remaining oil; season lightly with salt and pepper. Place peaches directly on preheated grill. Grill for about 2 to 3 minutes per side until dark grill marks appear. Remove peaches from grill; place on top of the plated watercress. Serve alongside grill lamb chops.

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

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Peach Honey Grilled American Lamb Chops  on serving dish
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