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Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops Recipe - Lamb Chops with Spices, Garlic & Mint

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Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops Recipe - Lamb Chops with Spices, Garlic & Mint

Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops

Photo © Christine Benlafquih

This is an easy, delicious recipe for Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops with Moroccan spices, garlic and fresh herbs.

Select rib or loin lamb chops. Allow the meat to marinate overnight for tender, flavorful results.

Serves 4.

Try the following side dishes for a complete meal:

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. (about 1 kg) lamb chops
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground hot pepper or hot paprika (optional)

Preparation:

Wash the lamb chops and drain thoroughly.

In a large mixing bowl combine the herbs, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and spices. Add the lamb chops and mix well to coat the meat evenly.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate the lamb chops for at least six hours, or overnight for best results.

Remove the lamb chops from the fridge, and heat your grill. Lightly oil the grill rack to prevent the meat from sticking. Cook the lamb chops for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the cuts of meat. Be careful of flames from fat drippings, which can scorch the meat.

Serve the lamb chops warm.

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Great strategy for pre-cooking the meat!, Member minmorocco

Slicing the liver thinner before precooking is a great idea! The fat was just perfectly cooked this year, no overcooking! Also, I bit the bullet and went ahead and pre-spiced the meat. Normally, we do it traditionally with no salt or spices. I'm not a fan of cumin so I left that to the side for husband and kids to dip in if they wanted. It just makes sense to pre-salt. I don't want to waste time dipping my boulfaf in salt, I just want it hot and juicy straight into my mouth! Eid Mubarak! Thank for the great ideas!

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