Grilled Lamb with Sweet Herb Rub

Sometimes you just get the craving for something and nothing else with satisfy you. For me, it was taste of sweet and savory lamb chops. This is one of my favorite quick recipes for grilled lamb. The brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness while the ginger and cinnamon adds subtle hints of smoky sharpness. The lamb would pair beautifully with a side of couscous and grilled asparagus. I’ve also successfully substituted rosemary, cumin, sage and dill using this recipe as a guide.

Adapted from

Makes 2 servings

  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp mix of dried tarragon, marjoram and thyme
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (I used a bit less)
  • wedge of fresh lemon (optional)

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Rub the lamb chops with the seasoning. Place them on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and let them marinate for an hour.

Preheat the grill until hot. Brush the grill lightly with oil or use Pam cooking spray. Arrange lamb chops on the grill. Cook for about 5 minutes until done. Allow the grilled lamb to rest

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