Everybody Loves Lamb

It’s easy to make and soooo good.

Lamb

I never could understand people who didn’t like lamb. Let me restate. I never could understand carnivores that didn’t like lamb. If you pursue a vegan lifestyle, then I completely get it.

But, for those of us who occasionally indulge in a piece of red meat, lamb is a special treat. It’s fantastic, earthy flavor tops beef any day. After enjoying a hearty lamb based meal, beef or pork seem downright boring and nearly flavorless. Especially pork.

How easy is it to put some great lamb on your table? Plenty easy.

Here’s how to do it:

Ingredients
8 lamb rib chops, trimmed
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Method
About 30 minutes before your ready to cook, take your chops from the fridge. Brush lightly with olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Preheat your grill. If you are using a charcoal grill make a two stage fire. If you’re using gas, heat one of your burners on low.

When grill is hot, place chops on cooking grate. Grill first side about 2-3 minutes. Flip chops and move them to the cooler part of the grill. Cook about 2-4 minutes longer or until done to your liking. Let stand about 5 minutes before eating.

Tip: Don’t cover when standing. They’ll continue to cook while off the heat and covering them will really keep them cooking. I like my lamb chops with garlic rosemary roasted potatoes.

Serves 2

Lamb Chops

What kind of a Cookbook Man post would this be without some handy dandy lamb resources? Well, not a very good one that’s for sure. So, in the interest of public service, here’s a bunch of great books to get you started on your own lamb-tastic dinner creation.

How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking
The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection
The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat
Sunday Roasts
Whole Beast Butchery: The Complete Visual Guide to Beef, Lamb, and Pork
The Complete Meat Cookbook (KE)
Luscious Lamb: The Ultimate Collection of the World’s Finest Lamb Recipes (KE)

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