Grilled Lamb Recipes

Whether it takes the form of kebabs, ribs, satay, or burgers, lamb is one of our favorite meats for grilling.

Russian Lamb Kebabs with Tomato-Prune Sauce (Shashlik)

Robust lamb and onion kebabs steeped in a tenderizing seltzer and vinegar marinade are paired with a sauce of tomatoes, prunes, and herbs in this traditional Russian dish. Get the recipe for Russian Lamb Kebabs with Tomato-Prune Sauce (Shashlik) »

Grilled Yogurt-Marinated Lamb Shoulder Chops

These lamb shoulder chops tenderize in a yogurt marinade flavored with cumin and cardamom before grilling.

Lemon-Thyme Lamb Chops (L’agneau Grillé au Thym)

These grilled lamb chops are simply grilled with nothing more than olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Indian Lamb Ribs (Tandoori Champ)

In India, these ribs would be cooked in a tandoor, a clay oven. To achieve a similar oven-roasted effect on a charcoal or gas grill, cook the ribs over indirect heat, then finish them with a sear directly over the fire. Get the recipe for Indian Lamb Ribs (Tandoori Champ) »

Lamb Chops with Mint Salsa Verde

Salsa verde, a Mediterranean condiment flavored with anchovies, capers, and herbs, partners nicely with seared, medium-rare lamb chops.

Grilled Lamb Burgers with Red Onion Aioli

Grilled red onion aïoli, smashed avocado, and sunny-side-up eggs top these rich cumin-spiced lamb burgers.

Ground Lamb, Bulgur, and Pistachio Kebabs (Simit Kebap)

A thick pistachio puree is folded into a mix of ground lamb and bulgur in these garlicky kebabs. Get the recipe for Ground Lamb, Bulgur, and Pistachio Kebabs (Simit Kebap) »

Grilled Lamb Chops with Tzatziki Sauce

In this classic Greek pairing, dill is used two ways: first in a garlicky marinade for the lamb, and then in a cooling, brightly flavored yogurt sauce. This dish is even better with a simple green salad. See the recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops with Tzatziki Sauce »

Lamb Satay (Satay Kambing)

A sweet-and-sour marinade gives this west Javanese-style satay its distinct flavor. Get the recipe for Lamb Satay (Satay Kambing) »

Spiced Lamb Kebabs

Wide, flat metal skewers are ideal for grilling this style of ground-meat kebab. The spiced meat mixture can also be formed into patties if you don’t have skewers. See the recipe for Spiced Lamb Kebabs »

Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Fresh Mint Sauce

Inspired by a recipe in The Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook (Random House, 1982), this dish is lovely for dining al fresco with family and friends on a fine spring evening. The recipe appears in “Farming for the Love of Food,” a story by Peggy Knickerbocker, about California farmers, that ran in our July/August 1995 issue. See the recipe for Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Fresh Mint Sauce »