Lamb and grilling are a classic combination in my kitchen. I love to grill up some lamb chops and marinate with a quintessential Moroccan savoury blend of spices, garlic and fresh citrus juice. Not only is lamb a lean, tender meat with delicate flavour, it's also very nutritious, high in protein, B vitamins and iron.

Prep & Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4 (2 chops per serve)

Ingredients:
2-3 tbls freshly squeezed orange juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbls freshly chopped coriander leaves
½ tsp grated orange peel
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp freshly grated ginger / or minced ginger
season with rock salt and cracked pepper
canola oil cooking spray
8 x lamb rib chops (or you can substitute rib chops with loin chops)



*Lamb chops are sold in different cuts. Loin chops look like little T-bone steaks and have a generous portion of meat. Lamb rib chops, cut from the rack, have a long bone on the side and are prized for their tenderness.

Method:
Step 1: Prepping marinade: In a small bowl, add juice, garlic, coriander and seasonings; stir together well.

Step 2: Trim excess fat from chops and discard. Place lamb in either a shallow glass dish or resealable clip-lock plastic bag. Pour marinade over lamb; turn to coat chops. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours or for great finger tasting results - leave overnight (planning and prepping ahead required here!)

Step 3: Preheat grill on medium. Remove lamb from marinade. Don't discard the marinade.

Step 4: Place marinade in small saucepan, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for approx. 5 minutes; reduce heat and keep warm.

Step 5: Place lamb on an oiled grill rack either/or on your stove top, under the grill or on the BBQ. Cook to desired stage of doneness; turn only once. Baste often with warm marinade for moist, flavorsome chops.

Step 6: Plate up chops with either / or steamed, oven baked, grilled vegetables or a salad. Pour remaining marinade over the chops or serve separately on the side.

MP note: Lightly drizzle vegetables/salad with flaxseed oil to comply with the rules of metabolic meal construction!

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