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Caribbean Grilled Lamb Chops with Wasakaka

Caribbean Grilled Lamb Chops with Wasakaka Recipe: This simple dish is low carb (keto and paleo) and irresistible. The island spice rub on the rack of lamb perfectly complements the herby garlic-lime Dominican Wasakaka Sauce!

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Perfect Grilled Lamb Chops

In my opinion, there’s nothing quite like perfectly grilled lamb chops. Hot off the grill and juicy, with ruby centers, and a tender red texture.

Lamb is a luxurious red meat option that makes a wonderful platform for all sorts of spice rubs and sauces.

Today I’m serving a frenched rack of lamb cut into individual chops, with a Caribbean spice blend and a zippy Dominican sauce.

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Caribbean Grilled Lamb Chops with Wasakaka

The appealing blend of sweet and savory spices found in the Caribbean does wonders for beef, chicken, and seafood. So why not lamb?

I found a little cinnamon, allspice, thyme, garlic, and cayenne pepper brings out the very best meaty essence of the lamb.

Pair that with a bright lime-based sauce, kissed with garlic and herbs, and you’ve got something really special!

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What Do Lamb Chops Taste Like?

In one word… Heaven.

Lamb has a unique red meat flavor that is slightly more earthy than beef. This gamy quality is balanced by a good marbling of fat throughout the meat.

The fat gives lamb chops an elegant texture and mouth-feel.

Lamb Chops (or a rack of lamb) is always a welcomed main dish at dinner parties and events, yet is one of the easiest meats to cook.

Just a couple minutes per side on a hot grill produces perfect lamb chops!

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Are Lamb Chops Healthy?

Yes… depending on your definition of healthy.

Lamb is packed with protein, iron zinc, and vitamins B12 and B3.

Most racks of lamb from the butcher are wrapped in a thick layer of fat. However, you can trim off the fat for a leaner cut of meat. This keeps the chops from burning on the grill as well.

Yet if you are on a ketogenic diet, you may choose to leave the fat intact!

Today’s Caribbean Grilled Lamb Chops with Wasakaka recipe is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and keto-friendly (low carb.)

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What Is Wasakaka Sauce?

Wasakaka is a simple lime juice and herb sauce originating in the Dominican Republic and enjoyed all over the Caribbean islands.

It is similar to Argentinian Chimichurri sauce, yet made with lime juice (instead of vinegar) and sometimes spicy chiles.

Most often Wasakaka is simply whisked with minced herbs, so it resembles a vinaigrette.

Yet for today’s recipe, I pureed the sauce to give it a thicker silky texture, perfect for dipping the lamb.

How To Make Caribbean Grilled Lamb Chops with Wasaka

  1. Trim. Trim the fatty layer off the rack of lamb and cut the rack into chops.
  2. Massage. Mix the island spices together. Then rub the spices over the lamb chops, covering both sides.
  3. Puree. Dump all the Wasakaka ingredients in the blender.
  4. Grill. Grill the lamb chops hot and fast!

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Caribbean Grilled Lamb Chops with Wasakaka

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Caribbean Grilled Lamb Chops with Wasakaka Recipe: This simple dish is low carb (keto and paleo) and irresistible. The island spice rub on the rack of lamb perfectly complements the herby garlic-lime Dominican Wasakaka Sauce!
Servings: 3

Ingredients

For the Grilled Lamb Chops:

For the Dominican Wasakaka Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • For the Lamb Chops: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Trim the fat off the back of the rack of lamb. Then cut the rack of lamb between the bones to separate the rack into individual chops. Try to keep them all about 3/4 inch thick.
  • In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, salt, and spices. Then rub the spice mixture evenly over both sides of each lamb chop.
  • For the Wasakaka Sauce: Measure all the ingredients into a blender jar. Cover the jar and puree until very smooth. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed.
  • Grill the lamb chops for 2-3 minutes per side, for medium-rare. Allow the chops to rest for 3-5 minutes, then serve with a side of Wasakaka for dipping.

Notes

Traditional Wasakaka Sauce is not pureed. The garlic and herbs are finely minced and whisked with the lime juice, oil, and water. I personally prefer the pureed version above for dipping, but you can serve it either way.

Nutrition

Serving: 3chops, Calories: 413kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 878mg, Potassium: 417mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 18.2%, Vitamin C: 21.9%, Calcium: 5.3%, Iron: 20.5%
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Author: Sommer Collier

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9 comments on “Caribbean Grilled Lamb Chops with Wasakaka”

  1. his was really amazing! I seriously can’t wait to make it again!

  2. What a gorgeous dinner idea. I never know what to do with lamb chops so this is a treat. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This was really amazing! I seriously can’t wait to make it again!

  4. Such an amazing mix of spices! I loved this recipe and will be making it again!

  5. The flavor on the lamb was to die for!

  6. These look delicious! I can’t wait to make the wasakaka sauce, it sounds heavenly!

  7. The flavor was just perfect!

  8. Love this rub and sauce! A delicious change of pace from my usual lamb chop recipe!!

  9. That does sound like perfection, thank you I will definitely try it!