Grilling is arguably one of the easiest methods for cooking lamb chops. Instead of waiting hours for them to slow roast in the the oven, you’ll have a delicious dish ready in less than 15 minutes. However, if you’ve never grilled lamb chops before, you’ll want to follow some basic precautions to ensure they don’t burn or dry out. You have to remember that grilling cooks the meat at a higher temperature; therefore, there’s a greater risk of them drying out. If you’re interested in learning the right way to grill lamb chops, keep reading and we’ll reveal 3 tips that are sure to give you the best-tasting lamb chops on the block.
Trim The Fat
Many people make the mistake of throwing their lamb chops on a fire-ready grill without trimming the fat first. While it may not seem like a concerning issue, too much fat will alter both the texture and flavor. When you’re preparing the lamb chops, lay them out on a flat cutting board and carefully slice off any visible fat you see. You don’t have to butcher up the meat to the point where it no longer resembles a lamb chop, but just get the large chunks of fat and connective tissue.
The key to properly seasoning lamb is to rub it in using your hands. Don’t just sprinkle your favorite seasonings on it and call it a day, but instead rub the seasoning into the lamb meat. This not only prevents it from falling off and into the grill, but it also helps to infuse the meat with those flavors. Salt, pepper, thyme, garlic powder and rosemary are some great seasoning ideas to consider when grilling lamb chops. You can even go one step further by creating your marinate and letting the lamb chops soak in it for a couple hours before grilling.
If there’s one condiment that was simply meant for grilled lamb chops it’s mint jelly. The deliciously cool and fruity flavors of the mint felly is the perfect pairing for lamb chops. Polaner makes a great 100% natural mint jelly that’s quite delicious, but there are several other great brands as well. Alternatively, you can make your own using a few simple ingredients including fresh mint, fruit pectin, sugar and lemon juice. It may take a little trial and error before you find the right consistency, but don’t give up if your mint jelly doesn’t come out right the first time. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be able to make delicious mint jelly with your grilled lamb chops.