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Kathy Harshbarger
March 24, 2021 | Drink Wine, Recipes | Kathy Harshbarger

Grilled Cumin Lamb Chops

Cumin Grille Lamb Chops by Chef Tripp Mauldin


12 lamb chops or 8 lamb t-bones


  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sherry wine or chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce

Spice blend

  • ½  tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt, kosher or sea salt


1. The Marinade - Toast the cumin seeds in a small frying pan until aromatic. Transfer to a mortar and pound with a pestle until lightly crushed. Transfer half of the cumin to a small bowl, save the other half for the finishing spice blend. Add the soy sauce, wine, and hoisin to the bowl with the cumin. Mix the marinade and add the lamb. Marinate for 2 hours or up to 8 hours.

2. Add the salt and chili flakes to the remaining crushed cumin seeds and mix to combine. Set aside for later.

3. Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill. Remove the lamb from the marinade and grill until desired doneness. Baste with the remaining marinade will grilling. Remove the lamb from the grill and sprinkle with the spice blend.

4. Mix the honey, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar. Plate the lamb and drizzle with the glaze. Garnish the lamb with sliced green onions and cilantro leaves.

Recommended Paring

Domaine des Chirats Syrah, El Diablo Grenache or honestly, your favorite Jeff Cohn Cellars wine - red, white, Iris Brut Rosé; you decide!

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Thank you, Chef

We love this recipe!


Tripp Mauldin is the chef at Goodale Station in Columbus, OH.

Like Jeff, Tripp attended the Johnson and Wales University (Vail, Co) and received a degree in Culinary Arts.

His former kitchen have honed is craft, they include: Aqua, the Ritz-Carlton Dining Room, Michael Mina Restaurant in the Westin St. Francis (SF), Angele Restaurant in Napa, The Resort at Pelican Hill in Lagun, and Satterfield's in Birmingham, his in home state of Alabama.


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