Lamb Marinades: Whether you use an outdoor grill, broiler, or stovetop grill pan, it takes only a few minutes to cook lamb loin or rib chops to a perfect medium rare (see this chart for details on timing). Get them marinating in a flavorful mix of ingredients early in the day, and you can have dinner on the table in no time. Try these six marinades Chowhounds love
Greek Lamb Marinade. 3 tbsp lemon juice; 1/4 cup olive oil; 2 cloves garlic, minced; 1/2 tsp thyme; 1/2 tsp oregano; 1/2 tsp bay leaf; salt and pepper to taste. Plan on marinating chops and small cuts for about 4 to 5 hours. Large cuts (double recipe) like leg of lamb should be marinated for 8 hours to overnight.
Marinated Lamb Chops - A basic honey, soy sauce and Worcestershire marinade that I've tweaked over the years. The kids love it and I use the leftover marinade to make a spicy sauce just for me! MollyBeth
These tender little lamb rib chops have a deep, complex flavor thanks to a marinade imbued with cumin and Aleppo pepper. After a brief soak, they get quickly seared, then served with a garlicky tahini-yogurt sauce and a tangy herb salad filled with feta cheese and sweet dates. It’s a festive, colorful, company-worthy main course that comes together fast. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for NYT)