Moroccan Street Food: Grilled Lamb Chops

Grilled Lamb Chops

This popular Moroccan street food is as delicious as it is easy to make. These grilled Lamb Chops are packed with flavor and ready in under 30 minutes. Traditionally they are served with a mix of cumin and salt in a cute little ceramic bowl. They remind me of summers spent in my Grandma’s kitchen in Rabat. 

With only 3 ingredients, this has quickly become one of my favorite summer dishes on the grill. This recipe is Top 8 Free (scroll a bit for more on that) and amazingly simple. I find the lamb chops at a butcher near my house but you could probably find them at your local butcher or specialty grocery stores. I always call ahead so I only make the trip if I know for sure they have what I need! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you’ve ever tried making lamb before, you know it can be intimidating when using the oven or stovetop. This recipe has all of the juicy flavor and requires no advanced skills. All you will need is a grill, some tongs, cumin, salt and lamb chops.

Moroccan Street Food: Grilled Lamb Chops

Moroccan Street Food

In working on this blog post I did a lot of reminiscing on time spent in Morocco eating some of the most amazing food. I traveled further north to the Mediterranean sea and enjoyed fresh fish prepared in a restaurant right off the pier. I  visited the night markets in Marrakech and had the most delicious freshly squeezed orange juice from stands with hundreds of oranges piled high on carts. But the one thing that stands out to me most in comparison to American food and culture is the street food.

Here in the United States it seems to me that the most common street food is fast food. Chain restaurants. In Morocco, the street food is actually sold in the street and varies from town to town. Some of it looks gourmet (like these grilled lamb chops) and others are very simple. You can find anything from sugar roasted nuts to freshly baked bread. Much of Moroccan street food is grilled over an open fire and most of the meat is served with the magical cumin and salt blend used in this recipe.

So don’t let lamb chops intimidate you, fire up your grill, grab some cumin and salt and try this recipe. Enjoy a taste of Morocco in your own kitchen.

Moroccan Street Food: Grilled Lamb Chops

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Moroccan Street Food: Grilled Lamb Chops

Moroccan Street Food: Grilled Lamb Chops


  • Author: Salima's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

This popular Moroccan street food is as delicious as it is easy to make. These grilled Lamb Chops are packed with flavor and ready in under 30 minutes. Traditionally they are served with a mix of cumin and salt in a cute little ceramic bowl. They remind me of summers spent in my Grandma’s kitchen in Rabat.


Ingredients

  • 15-20 lamb chops
  • 3 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp salt

Instructions

  1. Fire up your grill to medium high heat. Mix the cumin and salt together in small dipping bowls.
  2. Place lamb chops on and cover the grill. Check every 3-4 minutes, making sure they aren’t burning. When they start browning and developing grill marks, flip them.
  3. Continue to rotate the lamb chops until all sides are browned and have nice grill marks.
  4. Lower the heat to medium low and cover again for another 4-5 minutes. Take off the grill and serve with cumin and salt sprinkled lightly on top.

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2 thoughts on “Moroccan Street Food: Grilled Lamb Chops

  • Wow! My mouth is watering as I look on these beautiful lamb chops. Thank you for posting this delicious recipe, and sharing this much loved dish from Morocco. Moroccan cuisine is so rich in fresh ingredients, flavor and excitement. ~ Interpreter from Olympia

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