Are you ready to take your grilling skills to the next level? Then this blog post is for you! We’ll cover the basics of grilling lamb chops, from prepping to cooking and everything in between.
With these tips, you’ll be able to master the art of grilling and enjoy delicious lamb chops that are cooked perfectly every time.
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Prepare the Lamb Chops
Before you can start grilling your lamb chops, there are a few important steps you’ll need to take first. For starters, take the lamb chops out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature.
This is an important step, ensuring that the lamb chops cook evenly on the grill. Additionally, you will want to brush the lamb chops with oil and season them to your liking. Once that is done, you’ll be ready to start grilling!
Preheat the Grill
Once you have prepped the lamb chops, it is time to preheat the grill. You want to ensure the grill is nice and hot before you start cooking the lamb chops. Preheat the grill to medium heat, or 375°F to 400°F.
This will ensure that the chops cook evenly and that they get a nice crispiness on the outside. Make sure to give the grill plenty of time to heat up before adding the lamb chops.
Brush the Lamb Chops with Oil
Before you place the lamb chops on the grill, it’s important to brush them with oil. This will help create a beautiful, golden-brown crust and ensure that your lamb chops don’t stick to the grill.
Use your favorite oil for brushings, such as extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil. Once your lamb chops are lightly coated with oil, season them with a combination of your favorite herbs and spices. This will give your grilled lamb chops a delicious flavor.
Season the Lamb Chops
Once you have your lamb chops prepped and the grill heated, seasoning the lamb chops is next. You can use any of your favorite seasonings; however, we recommend using a combination of salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs for the best results.
Make sure to evenly distribute the seasonings over both sides of the lamb chops. Ensure to season the lamb chops liberally, as the flavor will be locked in during the grilling process.
Now that your lamb chops are seasoned and ready to go, you can place them on the hot grill.
Place the Lamb Chops on the Grill
Now that your grill is preheated and your lamb chops are prepared, it’s time to place them on the grill. Place the lamb chops over the direct heat and cook for 4-6 minutes per side, flipping them halfway through.
Be sure to use tongs or a spatula to avoid piercing the meat. Keep an eye on the temperature of your grill and adjust the heat as needed to maintain a consistent temperature.
Once the chops are cooked to your desired doneness, remove them from the grill and rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Cook for 4-6 Minutes Per Side
Now that your lamb chops have been prepped and placed on the grill, it’s time to cook them. Depending on the size of your chops and the desired doneness, you’ll need to cook them for 4-6 minutes per side.
Aim for 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, and for medium, aim for 6 minutes. Be sure to use an instant-read thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the lamb chops reach 135°F for medium-rare and 145°F for medium.
After cooking for the designated amount of time, flip the lamb chops over and check for doneness.
Flip and Check for Doneness
Once you’ve cooked the lamb chops on each side for 4-6 minutes, it’s important to flip them and check for doneness. An instant-read thermometer should be inserted into the center of the thickest part of the lamb chop.
The internal temperature should reach 135°F for medium-rare. If the temperature is not yet at this level, the lamb chops should be cooked for a few minutes longer, then checked again.
Once the desired temperature is reached, remove the lamb chops from the grill and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Let the Lamb Chops Rest for 5 Minutes
Once you’ve achieved the desired doneness, it’s important to take the lamb chops off the grill and let them rest for at least 5 minutes. This resting time allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat and makes the meat more tender and juicy.
Be sure to tent the lamb chops with foil to keep them warm and allow them to rest. After resting, you can serve your delicious grilled lamb chops with your favorite accompaniments!
Serve with Accompaniments
Once the lamb chops have been cooked to the desired doneness, it’s time to serve them. A delicious meal can be made by serving lamb chops with a side dish or two. Roasted vegetables, potatoes, or a salad are all great accompaniments.
For a special occasion, serve the lamb chops with a sauce or a simple glaze. Whatever you decide to serve, it’s sure to be a delicious meal!
Store Leftovers Properly
Once you’ve finished grilling the lamb chops and they have had a chance to rest, it’s important to store the leftovers properly. Lamb chops can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheat the leftovers in a skillet over medium heat for about 4 minutes per side or until heated. You can also reheat the lamb chops in the oven at 375°F for about 10 minutes.