Oct 7, 2011

Lamb Chops in Uzbek MarinadeRecipe from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

3 Reviews

Serves: 4 // Prep time: 10 minutes | Marinating time: 3 to 5 hours | Grilling time: about 8 minutes

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 yellow onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 8 lamb loin chops, each about 1½" thick

Oil and Spices

  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • .75 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • .5 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • .5 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika


  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar


  • 4 canned plum tomatoes



  • 1 small yellow onion, cut into chunks
  • 4 canned plum tomatoes
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 8 lamb loin chops, each about 1½ inches thick
  • Extra-virgin olive oil


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, process the marinade ingredients until very smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Arrange the chops side by side in a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chops and turn to coat them on all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 hours.

  3. Remove the chops from the dish and wipe off most of the marinade. Discard the marinade. Lightly brush the chops with oil and let stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.

  4. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).

  5. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the chops over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the chops are cooked to your desired doneness, about 8 minutes for medium rare, rotating and turning them once or twice for even cooking. Each time you lift the chops off the cooking grate to rotate them or turn them over, place them down on a clean area of the grate, and brush away the bits of marinade that will cling to the grate as you go.

  6. Remove the chops from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Serve warm.

3 Reviews

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Mar 16, 2014

Skip D

Better than steak

This marinade made the my lamb chops taste closer to a great NY Strip than the lamb I am used to. I highly recommend it, especially if you are cooking for someone who does not know if they like lamb or not. Pair this with a good cabernet and you are in for a great meal.

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Rating: 5 stars

Dec 30, 2014

Matt w


This was amazing. Kids even went crazy on it :)

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Rating: 5 stars

Jun 8, 2015

Denise r

Lamb chops in Uzbek marinade

Thought I try this..important to let marinade for a couple of hours... Did not scrape sauce off.
They came out great, very tasty for a first time attempt.

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