Grilled Lamb Chops with Tart Cherry Sauce


Total Time: 20 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Beginner


  • 4 lamb chops
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup whole Montmorency tart cherries (defrosted)
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


Preheat the grill to medium-high. Lightly coat with oil.

Season both sides of the lamb chops with salt and pepper. Grill until medium rare (120 degrees F), about 3 minutes per side.

In a medium saucepan, stir together the tart cherries, red wine, orange juice, maple syrup and rosemary. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 8 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 additional minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Dara Michalski,