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Lamb Chops Scottadito

Lamb Chops Scottadito

Australians love their lamb, eating more than ten times per year the amount Americans eat. “Scottadito” translates from the Italian as “burned fingers,” as these chops are so good, people eat them with their fingers as soon as they come off the hot grill. 


  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, plus extra sprigs for garnish
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt (kosher or sea) and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 lamb rib chops 


Step 1

In a small bowl, stir together the garlic, rosemary, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Place the lamb chops in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over them, turning the chops to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. 

Step 2

Start a fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill. Place the chops on the grill grate over high heat and grill, turning once, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. The outside will be well seared with the insides still pink. 

Step 3

Transfer to a warm platter, garnish with rosemary sprigs, and serve immediately. 

Serves 4 to 6 Recipe adapted from