Seven-Spice Grilled Lamb Chops


    Seven-Spice Grilled Lamb Chops

    It’s not like we’re gonna stop you from making five- or six-spice chops, but this seven-spice blend is typical of the region and full of dimension. Try it on chicken or pork chops too!
    Prep Time3 hrs
    Cook Time15 mins
    Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt (not Greek)
    • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tsp ground coriander
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 12 medium untrimmed lamb rib chops
    • 1 small red onion very thinly sliced
    • 1 cup coarsely chopped parsley
    • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    • 2 tsp sumac
    • a pinch Sel Magique (Classic or Spicy)


    • Mix yogurt, black pepper, coriander, cumin, paprika, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
    • Season both sides of lamb chops generously with Sel Magique and add to bowl with marinade. Turn lamb in marinade to coat; cover and chill at least 3 hours and up to 12 hours.
    • Let lamb sit at room temperature 1 hour before grilling.
    • Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Grill lamb to desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest 5–10 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, toss onion, parsley, lemon juice, and sumac with a pinch of Sel Magique in a medium bowl.
    • Serve lamb chops with parsley salad on top. Season with Sel Magique!
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