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New Toys - Made Honey-Lemon Glazed Lamb Chops

FearlessGrillFearlessGrill Posts: 695
edited 10:18PM in EggHead Forum
So I finally broke down and picked up an adjustable rig and all the toys to go with it. Unpacked it yesterday, and decided to cook something that would take advantage of it's capabilities. Since I was only cooking for the two of us, I didn't need to make 6 pork butts or something of that nature, so I decided to play with the ability to change the level of the meat while cooking. I had some lamb chops in the fridge, and decided to sear them on the spider down near the coals, then raise them up to the top of the rig and coat them with a honey-lemon glaze. I left my dome temp at 400 throughout the cook.

Here's the rig and spider looking shiny and ready to be used. Hey ... where'd my gasket go? :)

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Here are the chops searing on the spider. I used the grid off my small Egg, since I haven't gotten a chance to pick up a small CI grid yet. I know this is bad for the coating on the grid, but that one lost most of its coating long ago, unless you count rust as a coating.

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After searing about 90 seconds per side, I pulled the chops up to the top of the rig on my large grid, and applied the glaze to both sides. I flipped them after 2 minutes, glazing both sides again.

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Here they are plated over the remaining glaze and some fresh thyme.

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For those who are interested, the glaze consisted of
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 serrano chile, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Before cooking, I rubbed the chops in my greek rub, which is:

3 parts kosher salt
3 parts coarsely ground black pepper
1 part garlic powder
1 part dried oregano
1 part dried thyme

I really liked the versatility this method provides, since you can sear and roast without having to wait to bring the temp down. Can't wait to try some more cooks like this. Thanks Tom!

-John

Comments

  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Wow! Those look too good, going to try that glaze. Bet it would be good on chicken too.
  • They look better without the lousy cell phone camera pic. :)

    I bet the glaze would be great on chicken. Maybe I'll try that on some wings this weekend.

    -John
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    those chops look awesome. thanks for the recipies
  • Jai-BoJai-Bo Posts: 566
    They do look great!!!Have to give it a try, thanks!!!
    Hunting-Fishing-Cookin' on my EGG! Nothing else compares!
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Thanks for posting that one, I have it bookmarked! B) :ohmy:

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 668
    thanks for the information and photos - this looks easy and tasty

    mr toad
    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 668
    i am thinking i will try this with pork-chops

    mr toad
    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    Fantastic looking chops! and a great post. Very well done all the way around John. Thanks for sharing.

    Gator

     
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Ohhhhhhh John, the lamb looks delectable! :) You put your new toys to good use.
  • Already did a glazed pork chop recipe using a similar method. The glaze I used was a bit different, with orange rather than lemon juice, and garlic powder rather than the fresh garlic. Also, I didn't have my adjustable rig then, so I did this the old fashioned way, with a high temp sear, wait while the heat dropped, then roasted with the glaze.

    Details on the cook posted on our blog at http://www.fearlesskitchen.com/2010/03/recipe-smoked-pork-chops-with-honey-chili-glaze-guest-post-from-fearless-grill.html

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    Enjoy,

    -John
  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 668
    thanks -

    mr toad
    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
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