Not many people are used to eating lamb. Unlike in Mediterranean countries where lamb is proved important, others tend to fear cooking lamb chops. There are easy steps on how to grill lamb chops and this recipe will probably lessen the misconceptions about cooking this meat part.

For many grillers, there is no better way to enjoy lamb than grill it over hot coals and fire. For some, the taste and unique flavor of lamb is best exemplified through grilling rather than preparing it in some other way. A unique blend of flavors is also achieved once you used kosher salt and freshly-cracked pepper as rub for your lamb pieces. Indeed, preferences and particularities seem to rule when it comes to knowing how to grill lamb chops perfectly.

1. Trim the meat and get rid of fat excesses. You also have the option to let these fat excesses be, however most cooks prefer to remove it.

2. If you are preparing for a special occasion, then it is wise to prepare your marinade. The longer you marinate your lamb chops the better. The process will also intensify the flavor of the meat.

Choices for seasonings and dry rubs may vary according to choice and personal preference. A red-wine marinade is often preferred when it comes to cooking lamb dishes. Others also rely on fresh and dried herbs. The combined flavor of salt and pepper also works.

3. Set up and prepare the grill. Make sure that the coals are molten hot and wait until white ashes appear on the coals' surface. Get your seasoned lamb chops and place them to the grate.

4. If you are about to cook a whole rack of lamb, always start grilling with the meat side down. As for individual portions of lamb chops, a two-minute grilling time per side is required.

5. As for whole racks of lamb, 3 minutes per side is the ideal grilling time. Lower the temperature and check for its doneness with the help of a meat thermometer. Finally, you can remove the lamb chops or racks of lamb and slice it accordingly before plating.

As for other tips on how to grill lamb chops perfectly, it is also a must to try new things and experiment with your chosen spices and herbs. Lamb eaters and enthusiasts always find delight in adding garlic and mustard as part of their marinade. Other types of spices such as coriander and fennel are sometimes used as dry rub or marinade base. As always, just make sure to season your meats hours before grilling.

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