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Grilled Lamb Chops with Mustard, Rosemary and Garlic

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These exquisite Grilled Lamb Chops with Mustard, Rosemary and Garlic are the BEST way to eat lamb!! My mom introduced Bill to lamb one Easter, roasting a garlic crusted leg of lamb for the holiday. 

He was an instant convert, but my preference is for these small tender chops when it comes to this cut of meat.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Mustard, Rosemary and Garlic on a small white plate with a sprig of rosemary and lemon wedgesGrilled Lamb Chops with Mustard, Rosemary and Garlic on a small white plate with a sprig of rosemary and lemon wedges

Grilled Lamb Chops with Mustard, Rosemary and Garlic

One Easter, my mom served us a leg of lamb studded with loads of garlic. Like many of her generation, she served it with a side of bright green mint jelly.

Instantly, Bill changed his tune about this cut of meat; he was officially a fan, though I can guarantee there was no mint jelly on his plate.  For the record, the only mint that passes his lips are on his toothbrush!  This flavorful marinade works perfectly–lemon, garlic and rosemary are some of the quintessential pairings with lamb.  You can add more garlic and rosemary or substitute another herb like thyme or oregano.  Even though we always had that day-glo green mint condiment on our table growing up, there’s no need with this lovely recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Mustard, Rosemary and Garlic on a white serving tray

A Julia Child Inspired Marinade

I rarely make a leg of lamb, but this Julia Child inspired marinade would also be perfect on the larger cut. Make a double batch and smear over the lamb the night before you plan to roast it. Your house will smell divine as the lamb cooks to a perfect medium rare. If my picky hubby enjoys these grilled lamb chops and marinated roast leg of lamb, I have a feeling your family will, too!

Happy Easter to all who celebrate. As Julia would say, Bon appetit!!!

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Mustard, Rosemary and Garlic

Grilled Lamb Chops with Mustard, Rosemary and Garlic

This marinade of garlic, Dijon, rosemary and lemon is perfect for lamb chops!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 3 servings


Adapted from Julia Child

  • 2-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • 6 lamb chops


  1. Mix all ingredients with enough olive oil to make a good paste. Cover lamb chops with this marinade and let rest in the fridge up to overnight.
  2. Grill to desired temperature and serve.

Note that there is a marinating time in addition to a cook time


Total time does not include marinating time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 lamb chops

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 2g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 98mg Sodium: 1071mg Carbohydrates: 3g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 31g
Grilled Lamb Chops with Mustard, Rosemary and Garlic

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18 comments on “Grilled Lamb Chops with Mustard, Rosemary and Garlic”

  1. Love grilled lamb chops…we all do. Beautiful pics Lizzy!

  2. I love lamb, we too have leg of lamb every Easter, also make homemade pasta… I would each at least 5 of those chops! Wish we had a better selection in Florida, only get the chops rarely… this sounds like a flavorful recipe…

  3. Great recipe. I am not a fan of lamb but I think this recipe can work with pork as well.

  4. Perfect dish Lizzzy, Just wrap it up and “overnight” ship it my way…since I can’t cook or bake at least for two weeks, until I can stand on my bad foot:-((
    Love the lamb chops…what a coincidence, I have all the ingredients for the chops…as soon as I get better, I will make this. Yummm!!!

  5. I don’t know if I like lamb. My mom had served it a couple times when I was younger and I didn’t care for it. I’ve never tried to prepare it myself but I think it is something I need to try again. This sounds really delicious. Maybe I’ll be brave enough and give it a try someday.

  6. I love roasted lamb with rosemary, it looks perfect!

  7. You know, I’m not a huge lamb fan BUT when it’s marinated like this here that turns it into a different dish. LOVE rosemary, too. Thanks for sharing this – will be ideal for Easter.

  8. Your grilled lamb chop recipe sounds so simple but yet seems flavourful and delicious. I’m sure rosemary and garlic gives the wonderful aroma to the lamb ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. fancy, gorgeous, simple. I love it, perfect for easter.

  10. Beautiful lamb chops! Love the flavors here, all very great with lamb ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Lizzy, It wouldn’t be Easter at our house without fresh spring lamb. Looks delicious!

  12. Wow! That looks absolutely delicious! My son said he wanted me to make lamb – he is my oober, super picky eater so I have to listen! Thanks for sharing!!

    Also – so glad you received the Stella and Dot necklace! Enjoy it!!!

  13. I just ordered my lamb from a nearby farm…should be getting here in the next few days, right in time for Easter! I am bookmarking your delicious recipe….this we need to try because I am in love with the combo of flavors up there… yummy!

  14. Yum! This marinade looks delicious! Now, to pick up some lamb chops…

  15. These sound phenomenal! I’ve never made lamb at home but I’ve been wanting to try for a while now. Bookmarking your recipe for when I finally do ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Sounds great! I always add lemon juice and rosemary to my chops but the addition of mustard and soy caught my eye – will give it a try soon!

  17. Hey Liz! Okay, check out my latest post – I had to do a little shout out to you and this recipe!! Hugs!

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