Grilled Armenian-Style Lamb Chops

Grilled Armenian-Style Lamb Chops
Grilled Armenian-Style Lamb Chops. Chris Alack/Getty Images
  • Total: 29 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4

Place these lamb chops in their marinade the night before and you will be able to put tomorrows dinner together in a few minutes.


  • 8 lamb loin chops
  • For the Marinade:
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL Armenian parsley (chopped; you can use flat leaf parsley for this)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons/20 mL tomato paste
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon/7.5 mL cumin
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL paprika
  • 1 teaspoons/5 mL sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL red pepper flakes (adjust to your liking)
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL allspice powder

Steps to Make It

Place all marinade ingredients in food processor and pulse until mixture into a puree.  Place trimmed lamb chops into a resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over top, seal bag and place into refrigerator for 12-24 hours.  

Preheat grill. Remove chops from bag and place onto grill. Cook on medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness and once they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Once cooked, remove from heat and garnish with a little parsley.  Serve with rice pilaf.