Lamb Chops in a Red Wine Olive Marinade

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Fantastic, succulent lamb chops for the grill. My husband's specialty. Recipe inspired by Rob Rainford. Marinating time not included in cook time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend rosemary, olive oil, garlic, tapenade or olives, pepper and wine in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Reserve 1/4 of the marinade and pour the remainder over the lamb chops.
  3. Let the chops marinate in the refrigerator for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. 20 minutes before grilling, take chops from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
  5. Preheat the grill to 450°F
  6. Season chops with salt and pepper and sear on the grill for about 2 minutes per side.
  7. Lower heat slightly and continue cooking, turning and basting with remaining marinade occasionally for another 5 to 10 minutes until the chops are done to your liking.
  8. Remove from grill, tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

Okay, would try it on beef steak but I think it lessened the lamb flavor.

Picky Picky Eater October 20, 2012

DH and I made these lamb chops for dinner last night. They were fantastic! I halved the recipe to accommodate fewer lamb chops with great results. I marinated in a nice pinot noir, used kalamata olives, and cooked on my stovetop grill pan since the weather is pretty bad here right now. I cant wait to make these in the summer on the grill. This is a definite keeper and one that I will make again. Thanks!

Dr. Jenny January 10, 2009

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