Grilled Lamb Loin Chops

May 18, 2012

Grilled Lamb Loin Chops

While the weather is still warm, Americans are grilling. And while there are plenty of fabulous choices of proteins for the grill, one often-overlooked grilling choice is lamb. Not only is it easy to prepare, but it’s also a healthy protein choice.

On average, a 3-ounce serving of lamb has only 175 calories and meets the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) definition for lean. According to FDA guidelines, lean meat has less than 10 grams of fat, less than 4.5 grams of saturated fat and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per 100 grams or 3.5 ounces. On average, lamb is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, niacin, zinc and selenium, and a good source of iron and riboflavin. Here is a delicious recipe option courtesy of Lean on Lamb.

This recipe makes 4-6 servings and takes about 30 minutes to prepare and 10-15 minutes to cook.

Grilled Lamb Loin Chops Ingredients:
8-12 lamb loin chops
3 tablespoons olive oil

Seasoning Blend:
2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dry rosemary, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon salt

In a small bowl combine the Seasoning Blend ingredients.
With paper towel, pat the lamb dry and roll in seasoning blend. Press mixture firmly into the meat.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator, let warm up to room temperature.
Preheat grill.
In skillet over medium high temperature, quickly sear chops in hot olive oil on both sides until light brown.
Remove chops from skillet and place on grill. Grill to desired doneness. Remove from heat and serve.