Lamb is a protein that I am slowly coming to love. I had never tried lamb before meeting my husband. And I was introduced to it by his family. I will admit that I did not love it, or particularly like it the first few times that I had it. But my husband loves lamb, so I make it for him. And I have perfected the marinade in these garlic and rosemary marinated lamb chops. So I now like lamb night, but not as much as my husband or kids do.
These delicious lamb chops have become a staple for any special occasion that celebrates my husband. Such as Father’s Day, his birthday, or weekends. The hardest part of this recipe is finding lamb chops at our local grocery stores. I am always calling different stores to see if they have it in stock as it is a specialty item that they do not always have. But it is definitely worth the extra effort because my family loves them so much.
I think that my kids’ favorite part of lamb night is the mint jelly that is served with lamb. In their opinion, you cannot have lamb without it. We go through a full jar every time that we have these marinated lamb chops. But I prefer it without. So no judgment here if you decide not to serve your lamb with mint jelly.
Garlic and Rosemary Marinaded Lamb Chops
- 9 Lamb Chops
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Dried Rosemary
- ½ tsp Dried Thyme
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper, freshly ground
- Combine all of the marinade ingredients together.
- Pour the marinade over the lamb chops, turning the lamb chops to ensure they are completely covered in marinade.
- Place in the fridge for 2 hours to overnight. If you can, flip the lamb chops halfway through the marinade time.
- Preheat your barbecue. Barbecue the lamb chops for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on thickness, or until an internal temperature of 135°F is reached for medium rare. If you prefer medium cook until an internal temperature of 140°F is reached.
- Let rest for 5 minutes.
- Serve with mint jelly.
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