Grilled Rib Lamb Chops with Garlic and Citrus

Young lamb is a great party dish and is perfect when cooked medium-rare.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp. grapefruit juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 8 baby rib lamb chops (4 oz. each), well- trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp. white vermouth


  • Using a mortar and pestle, mash the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, grapefruit juice, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  • Coat lamb chops with the garlic mixture and let rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Heat grill to high. Place chops over high flame until seared on one side. Baste with vermouth and turn after 3 minutes. Baste again and reduce heat. Cover the grill and let chops roast for 8 minutes.