Grilled Lamb Chops with Indonesian Sate Spice Rub

4 grilled lamb chops on a plate with mint sprigs

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A simple recipe for grilled lamb chops coated with delicious sate spice. Smaller (baby) lamb chops, also called lamb lollipops, are great to serve as an appetizer. Serve larger meatier chops as a main.


  • 12 lamb chops (my favorite are lamb rib chops)
  • Indonesian spice mix
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (or use a combination of chile powders for more depth of flavor and even heat)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander


  1. Heat the grill to medium high
  2. Trim the lamb chops of excess fat.
  3. Mix spices together in a small bowl. Pour the spice mix onto a plate. Press all meaty surfaces of each lamb chop into the spice mix and lightly brush off the excess with your fingers so only a thin coating remains.
  4. Grill the chops for a few minutes per side. Timing depends on the thickness of the chops and your desired degree of doneness. They cook quickly so I suggest flipping them over after 3 minutes and checking them for doneness after another 3 minutes by making a small slice in the thickest part.

Keywords: lamb chops, sate spice mix