Grilled Lamb Recipes
Delicious grilled lamb recipes for tasty chops, steaks, shanks, and leg of lamb. Plus a recipe for grilling rack of lamb ribs, and a lamb curry recipe for chops in a coconut curried marinade.
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Grilled Lamb Recipes
When it comes to lamb both the seasoning and the grilling need to be done right. Our recipes for grilled lamb include complete cooking instructions, times, temperatures, and tips for how to cook lamb on the BBQ. Enjoy!
Indian lamb curry recipe for loin lamb chops with a curried coconut marinade.
Easy grilled lamb chop recipes with a variety of flavors like cinnamon and ginger, garlic and lemon, and hot and spicy with horseradish.
Greek style kabobs with a garlic herb marinade and a tasty cucumber sauce for dipping.
A boneless leg of lamb infused with orange and sweet savory spices perfect for holidays, and a recipe for grilling leg of lamb with garlic and honey-mustard.
Lamb steaks marinated in balsamic vinaigrette with garlic and fresh rosemary.
Gourmet lamb shank recipe for braised lamb shanks on the grill with onions, garlic, balsamic vinaigrette, fresh herbs and vegetables.
Simple recipe for grilling rack of lamb ribs with couscous and asparagus.
These lamb burger recipes with delicious Greek herbs and seasoning blow boring burgers away.
Grilling Lamb Instructions
1. The trick to delicious lamb recipes is to not go overboard with the herbs.
Garlic, rosemary, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, and lemon zest are all seasonings that will compliment this type of meat without overwhelming it.
2. The gaminess flavor that is often attributed to this type of meat actually comes from overcooking it. When grilled properly, the flavor of lamb can really stand on its own. So a meat thermometer is a must.
For optimum moisture and flavor without gaminess grill lamb until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees F.
If you like your meat well done then go for 155 degrees F. But first, soak it in milk 1 hour before grilling. This will reduce the gaminess flavor.
3. Shoulder roasts, ribs, and larger cuts over 2 lbs like whole leg of lamb should be grilled over indirect heat.
Tougher cuts like lamb shank (foreleg) should be grilled low and slow to help the fibers soften. Marinating for a long period of time will also help to tenderize the meat.
Depending on what type of cut your lamb recipe calls for, the grilling times and temperature can vary widely. This guide should help:
Ground Lamb, Chops, Rack, Sirloin, Tenderloin
Direct, Medium-high heat
(400 - 425 degrees F)
Leg, Roast, Breast (riblets)
Indirect, Medium heat
(300 - 350 degrees F)
Shoulder, Shank, Spring Lamb
Indirect, Medium-low heat
(250 - 300 degrees F)
For specific times and techniques check out our recipes.
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