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July 16, 2018

Peach Honey Grilled American Lamb Chops


Recipe Provided By
"Running to the Kitchen"
Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

10 min

Total Time

20 min



Peach Honey Grilled American Lamb Chops on serving dish



  • 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 


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


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

Grilling American Lamb Chops
Peach Honey Grilled American Lamb Chops  on serving dish
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