Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops With Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes

"This is a really simple and delicious meal. Since lamb chops can vary so much in size, please adjust cooking times accordingly. For the tomatoes, a disposable aluminum pan works really well. Cook time includes marinating time."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • Stir together honey, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper and transfer to a sealable plastic bag.
  • Add lamb, then seal bag, pressing out excess air and turning to distribute marinade.
  • Marinate lamb, chilled, turning occasionally, 1 hour.
  • Bring lamb to room temperature.
  • Prepare grill for cooking. If using a charcoal grill, open vents on bottom of grill and on lid.
  • Remove lamb from marinade, reserving marinade.
  • When fire is medium-hot (you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack for 3 to 4 seconds), grill lamb on lightly oiled grill rack, turning once, about 4 minutes total for medium-rare.
  • Transfer to a platter and keep warm, covered.
  • Cook tomatoes (still on vine, if using) in disposable roasting pan, covered with grill lid, carefully turning, until softened and just beginning to split, about 8 minutes.
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar over tomatoes, turning to coat, then cook, uncovered, until vinegar is reduced by about half, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from grill.
  • Bring reserved marinade with any lamb juices accumulated on platter to a boil in a small heavy saucepan, covered.
  • Drizzle lamb with marinade and serve with tomatoes.
  • Cooks' note:

  • Lamb and tomatoes can also be grilled in batches in a lightly oiled well-seasoned ridged grill pan over moderately high heat (tomatoes will take less time to soften, about 3 minutes).

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  1. So easy and oh so delicious. This makes a beautiful presentation. The meat was well seasoned and how can you possibly go wrong with balsamic vinegar. This was served with roasted asparagus salad and brown rice for a wonderful meal. Made for ZWT 8 and the Gluten Free challenge.
  2. lovely, lovely, lovely...tried this on a girls weekend and all thought we were dining at a 5 star...


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