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Marinated Lamb Chops Recipe

Marinated Lamb Chops Recipe

These lean little lamb chops from Jill Heatwole of Pittsville, Maryland are packed with the flavors of rosemary, ginger and mustard. Marinating makes them so tender. They're something special for spring.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 lamb loin chops (3 ounces each)

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first 10 ingredients; add lamb chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade and onion. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 3. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 lamb chops equals 164 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 3 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.