Spicy Grilled Lamb Chops

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 10 mins

These are wonderful if using thick loin chops - they cook really fast though on a charcoal grill. Recipe source: local newspaper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse lamb chops and shake off excess water.
  2. Place lamb chops in a dish for marinating.
  3. Pour lime juice over chops.
  4. Using a mortar or spice grinder, grind all spices finely (juniper berries-pepper).
  5. Rub spice mixture over chops and let stand for at least 2 hours.
  6. Before grilling pour olive oil over chops and let stand 10 minutes.
  7. Grill on high heat for 3-5 minutes per side or until cooked to your liking is achieved.


Most Helpful

I can't rate this appropriately since I couldn't find juniper berries anywhere, so I used bay soaked in gin. It just didn't add any flavor. The lamb was great anyway you prepped it so not all was lost. I will have to attempt this again if I can find juniper berries. Thank you so much for posting. Made for ZWT 6

Tarteausucre May 30, 2010

Ellie, this is a superb preparation! I marinated lamb loins (for two people) only just for two hours. My dried chilis were small, so I used two rather than one. I then dry-grilled them on the stovetop. What a flavor! Surprisingly, you don't "taste" the lime juice at all (but it really does tenderize the lamb); what you do taste is fabulous flavor, not "hot" in the traditional sense but certainly well-seasoned. I'll be making this again soon for friends. Thanks for posting!

FlemishMinx February 10, 2005

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