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Grilled Lamb Rib Chop with Spicy Chimichurri Sauce

Depending on how spicy and tart you like your sauce, play with the amount of lime juice and chili flakes.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Spicy Chimichurri SauceIngredients:
  • 8-10 lamb rib chops
  • Salt and pepper
Lamb Marinade
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 T fresh rosemary – minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme – minced
  • 4 garlic cloves – minced
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
Spicy Chimichurri Sauce
  • 1 cup packed herbs - cilantro and Italian parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp + fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Prepare the lamb marinade first. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, herbs, garlic and Dijon mustard. Place lamb chops on a sheet pan and season with salt and pepper. Spoon marinade over lamb chops making sure to coat both sides well. Let sit for at least 30 minutes or even overnight in the refrigerator. Be sure to remove from refrigerator at least 30-45 minutes before grilling.

Combine the fresh herbs, oregano and garlic in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Scrape the mixture into a bowl and stir in the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, red pepper flakes and salt.

When grill is hot, cook lamb chops about 3-5 minutes per side for medium rare or until desired doneness. Let rest 5 minutes, then serve with Pistachio Herb Sauce. Serves 4.

Serve with:

Kunde Family Winery Rhone Red Blend

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