Grilled Lamb Chops with Marjoram Butter and Zucchini

Serving Size: 4
Prep Time:
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  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp minced marjoram (scant)
  • 1 medium clove garlic, finely grated
  • 0.75 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 12 4- to 6-ounce lamb rib chops
  • extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • 2 medium zucchini—halved lengthwise, seeded and cut crosswise 1/2 inch thick


  1. In a small bowl, mix 6 tablespoons of the butter with the marjoram, garlic and lemon juice. Season the butter with salt and pepper. Wrap the butter in a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a log. Twist the ends to seal and refrigerate until firm, 30 minutes.
  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush the lamb chops with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat, turning once or twice, until nicely charred outside and medium-rare within, 6 minutes total. Transfer the chops to a platter and immediately top each one with a slice of the marjoram butter.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of plain butter. Add the zucchini and a pinch each of salt and pepper and cook over high heat, tossing, until crisp-tender, 3 minutes. Serve the lamb chops with the zucchini and the remaining marjoram butter.

Recipe Credit: Rachel Allen
Image Credit: Tara Fisher

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