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Coffee Crusted Lamb Chops

Pepper Monkey BBQPepper Monkey BBQ Posts: 652
edited 4:31AM in EggHead Forum
This has become a meal we actually crave ... and had to have it again last night. Coffee/Pepper/Garlic/Salt rub on the lamb (2" thick costco chops). Smoked chops on the large with cherry wood ... then wrapped up some lightly seasoned and oiled red potatoes in foil and cranked the heat. When the chops were nearing rare ... pulled them and seared for a tasty crust in a cast iron on the small. Added some asparagus and what a meal!

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Smoking the chops (taters in the foil)

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Sear in CI for a tasty crust

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Plated with sides. Lamb has mint/lemon zest/minced garlic/oil on top

Comments

  • mmmmmmmmmmm...

    Makes me think about what I'm going to cook this weekend. B)
  • Joel,

    Very nice! Coffee and lamb. Sounds interesting.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Looks fantastic, I have been doing lamb recently and love it, will try cherry next time, thanks for the tip!
  • It is pretty interesting ... but surprisingly good! Actually has a bit of a story ... we messed around doing some KCBS competitions this year and we celebrated our last one of the year with a lamb chop meal ... but realized we hadn't brought anything to put on the lamb ... so we used some of our brisket rub which is mainly salt/pepper/coffee ... and it was pretty darn good ... so I've tweeked it a bit and it is now our standard 'lamb rub.'

    JM
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    I'll second the mmmmmmm comment.
  • Very impressive cook! I've just started playing with coffee infused rubs but like them.
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • Nice idea. I use coffee all the time on pork and beef, but haven't tried it on lamb ... yet. :)

    Thanks for the post.

    -John
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Those look great!! We love those little lamb T-bones ourselves! Haven't tried them with a coffee rub yet, but sounds like a winner! Nice meal!
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Looks fantastic :)
    Will have to try the coffee rub
    Thanks for posting
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    JM, That looks soo good. I'm smacking my lips and swallowing a bunch now. :P Tim
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    That picture on the small was killer!!! That is one of the best reasons to have two grills.

    Was that chimichuri sauce on the lamb?
  • That looks really good. I second the loin chop. I think they are better than the lollipops.
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    eggscelent meal. love cherry wood on lamb. need to get me a skillet for the egg.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Wowwwwwwwww now that's something different, & delicious too!!
  • Nice! That is a great looking dinner, and the coffee on the lamb is a winner.

    Costco is a good place to get those chops, way less $$$ than the grocery store.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • EGCEGC Posts: 448
    GREAT plated pic! Nice DOF.

    Oh, the food looks yummy too!
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