Monday, December 20, 2010

Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic Rosemary and Thyme ~ Hot Off the Charcoal!


In keeping with my promise to make my posts quick and to the point this week...here we have Grilled Lamb Chops.  Yes they're a bit of a splurge, but I simply can not resist making them during the Holiday Season!

Below, the Lamb Chops are marinating in a homemade paste of Olive Oil, Garlic, Rosemary, Thyme and Sea Salt. We prefer our lamb very flavorful and cooked over a scorching hot charcoal grill! (Marinating time varies, here 2 hrs.)


Husband cutting the Lamb Chops after he cooked them over direct high heat on the charcoal grill (2-3 minutes per side) and let them rest a few minutes to retain their juices...


After we cut the Lamb Chops, we felt the fat hadn't rendered down enough (notice the white in the photo) so we placed the chops back on the grill for just a few seconds longer! (To some, these may look perfect as I know many people prefer their lamb very rare.)


Here the Lamb Chops are off the grill the second time. When we bit into the chops, they were filled with beautiful herbaceous flavor and medium rare in the center! For us...PERFECT!

We enjoyed the Lamb Chops over top piping hot Parmesan Polenta - that one of these days I promise I will photograph and post! It's just that once the polenta is finished ~ all creamy, warm and delicious ~ the camera seems down right frivolous!

I hope if anything this post serves as inspiration!  Enjoy!

12 comments:

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

You must have read my mind. I am totally craving lamb chops and must make this recipe ASAP!!! What a gorgeous recipe - and your pictures are absolutely pro! You are on a roll, miss;)

Brownieville Girl said...

Looks delicious - can only dream abuot cooking on a barbeque now!!!!!

Clint said...

I admire anyone who can pull off a successful lamb chop dinner. We have never been able to get it right, so we finally just quit trying. It looks fantastic---congratulations!

Pegasuslegend said...

One of my favorite meats, love chops, leg of lamb even ground in a burger~ Great job here looks amazing! Merry Christmas!~

laurie said...

Your photos are so good they make me drool!

The Food Hound said...

That shot of the chops marinating in the herb paste makes me want to lick the screen!!! The BH and I call them "lambsicles," haha! A lovely splurge-- totally worth it!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow how good does this look i love lamb

denise said...

Mmm...now I'm craving some lamb chops. Thanks for the great post. =)

Katerina said...

These look super juicy and spicy. I wish I had a rib right now.

Jenn said...

Those look absolutely decadent! OMG I want some now even with my coffee!

Mary said...

We love lamb fixed in any which way. Your chops look delicious and would be a welcome addition to any table. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Quail said...

The last photo looks utterly delicious and perfect but the others a bit too on the rare side for most people.