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Lamb Loin Chops & Zucchini on the Mini

Eight lamb loin chops cooked direct on the Woo with some pecan chips for a little smoke:
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Flipped: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Finishing up with the bone side down: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
While the chops rested I put on some zucchini that had been soaked in balsamic vinegar: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Topped with a little cheese: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
It was a nice meal. Thanks for looking!
XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
Bay Area, CA
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Comments

  • Practice for the summer class I see....looks great.

    Putting that Mini thru its paces.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Yes, practice and practice tastes good. :D
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768
    Those are some beautiful looking chops. Great pictures. From a guy who rarely cooks lamb...hell hardly never...only once or twice...what is the ideal IT temp for lamb chops?135? 140? I need to try lamb more, its just usually way more expensive and to be honest I'm a bit nervous of screwing it up.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,040
    @griffin - Lamb chops are great and cook like steak. 
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Reisterstown, MD
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    @griffin, I aim to pull them off at 130 for med rare. Depending on your preference for doneness your "ideal" temp could vary a little either direction.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,735
    Nicely done! What did you marinate or rub the chops with?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • jamcojamco Posts: 13
    @R2, I'd like to try my hand at lamb on the Egg.  What dome temp did you cook these and how long on each side?
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    edited February 2014
    Marinade-
    Chopped fresh herbs:
    1 TBS thyme
    1 TBS oregano
    1 TBS rosemary
    2 cloves of garlic, minced
    Zest of 1 lemon
    1 tsp kosher salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1/4 cup EVOO

    A dusting of DP Red Eye Express was applied before cooking. Cooked at about 400-420 for about 3 1/2 mins per side and a min or two upright.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 1,089
    I discovered those loin chops a few years ago.  They cook fast, but they're easy as long as you don't overcook them. Delicious, and yours look great!
    NOLA
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,777
    those lamb loin chops are my favorite cook, always looking for the manager special on those :D
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  • chashanschashans Posts: 418
    Handsome cook! Nice photos. I am going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing.
    LARGE, MINI BGE    SAN DIEGO, CA            An alcoholic with a barbecuing problem.

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,438
    edited February 2014
    Beautiful cook!!

    No flames though. :(
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    cazzy said:

    Beautiful cook!!

    No flames though. :(

    Ha! Believe it or not, I don't reverse sear everything all of the time. :>
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • Amazing looking cook
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,941
    Salivating
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Thanks all for the kind words!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • The zucchini also looks great.  I'd never heard of soaking them in balsamic vinegar.  Does it impart a little bit of a tart taste?
    XL BGE
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    I don't really consider it tart but it does have a mild balsamic vinegar flavor which I really like.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • Drool.......Love Lamb

     

    In the  Hinterlands between Cumming and Gainesville, GA
    Med BGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe, Brinkman Dual Zone, Weber Genesis Gas Grill and portable gasser for boating
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  • Hi John- Great to meet you at EBTB yesterday, appreciated your time and your presentation on the lamb chops...they were delicious; can't wait to try them at home!
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,906
    That looks like a tasty meal! I will have to give that zucchini a try, sounds great!  =P~
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    MikeL_sj said:
    Hi John- Great to meet you at EBTB yesterday, appreciated your time and your presentation on the lamb chops...they were delicious; can't wait to try them at home!

    Hey Mike,
    It was nice to meet you as well! Glad you enjoyed the lamb. Welcome aboard the forum.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 12,558
    @R2Egg2Q
    Simply awesome looking grub. Way to show off with the mini as well brother R2. =D>

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
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  • the marinade on those chops is tantalizing
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  • we eat a lot of zucchini at my house. gonna give these a try!
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM due May 16
    One sorry Labrador
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