Korean-Style Lamb Chops compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise


This fiery dish is a satisfying, intense entrée and tastes great paired with rustic mashed potatoes, flash-fried asparagus or long beans. If you prefer a little more heat, try Korean chili paste in place of the chili garlic sauce. Either way, this dish is a true delight.


  • 1/3 C (89 ml) soy sauce
  • 1 T (15 ml) sesame oil
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) rice vinegar
  • 1½ T (18 g) sugar
  • ¼ C (48 g) sugar
  • 2 tsp (15 g) chili garlic sauce or Korean chili paste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 rack of lamb, cut into chops
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vegetable oil


In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, sugar, chili sauce and garlic and mix well. Add lamb; turn to coat. Let stand 10 minutes, or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat; brush with oil. Remove lamb from marinade; pour marinade into a small saucepan. Place chops on grill and cook, turning once, until medium rare; about 6 minutes per side. Meanwhile, bring marinade to a boil over medium high heat. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Transfer lamb chops to a serving plate and pour marinade over top.

Prep time: 14 minutes. Cook time: 12 minutes. Makes 4 servings. (2 chops per serving).

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