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These beautiful lamb chops begin by being marinated in a mix of lemon juice and zest, honey, fresh garlic, and your choice of rosemary or thyme. Grill until the lamb forms a beautiful crust on the outside and serve with your choice of couscous or a fresh spring salad! Celebrate the arrival of spring and enjoy with a cold refreshing beverage.
Perfectly browned lamb rib chops marinated in honey & garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice; more wedges for serving (optional)
2 tbsp honey
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped garlic
2 tbsp cup fresh thyme or rosemary leaves, plus sprigs (optional)
1/2 tsp. Lemon zest
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound lamb rib chops, trimmed (about 8 rib chops)
Whisk the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl.
Put the trimmed lamb chops in a container and pour the marinade over them, turning to coat on all sides. Marinate the lamb chops for at least 1 hour at room temperature or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
When ready to grill, heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat (400°F to 475°F).
Remove the lamb chops from the marinade. Grill the chops to your desired doneness; about 125°F for rare, 135°F for medium rare, and 140°F for medium. (Start with about 3 minutes per side.) Season with more salt to taste, and garnish with lemon wedges, if you like.
Serve with couscous, roasted vegetables, and/or a fresh spring salad.