This Sweet and Spicy Jerk Lamb Chop is sweet, spicy, tender, and divine. Jerk can be combined and infused with almost anything. So versatile.
I love the honey and jerk combination because it just mellows out the spices. You can adjust the heat base on your preference. Some jerks rub as different levels of Jerk spice. If you are making your own sauce then you can control that.
Jerk Sauce or Jerk Marinade
Now the thing with jerk sauces/marinades is that the market has so many different types and they all have a different taste. I just think people lose the concept of Jerk, to be honest.
What is Jerk?
The word “jerk” came from the Spanish word ‘charqui’ which originates from the root word “jerky” meaning “dried meat”. Jerk is a method/style of cooking, It is the process of jerking and poking the meat with something sharp, then filling those holes with jerk seasoning. However, the term Jerk became more of the seasoning and rub than the method itself.
I like my lamb chop in many different ways. Lamb can be delicious at any temp, you just have to do it the right way. If you like your lamb more on the rare side I would cook the tomatoes and potatoes in a separate skillet. Sear your lamb and glaze it with the honey sauce.
Lamb chops cook very quickly, I would recommend using a thermometer to check your temp. This is more like a one-pot meal, if you prefer you can cook the sides separately. Cooking it together allows the tomatoes and potatoes to be cooked in that delicious honey jerk sauce.
Recipes to try
Sweet & Spicy Jerk Lamb Chop
- Cast Iron
- 4 pieces of lamb chop
- 3 tbsp jerk marinade varies
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Sprig Thyme
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 1 ½ cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup medium cube potatoes
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Rub salt and 2 tbsp jerk marinade or sauce on the lamb chop and marinate. Marinating is optional.
- In a bowl add honey, cinnamon, and remaining jerk marinade and mix together. Set aside.
For the sides
- In a pot boil peeled whole potatoes ¾ of the way. Remove, then cut into cubes and set aside.
- Set aside your cherry tomatoes for later.
- In a cast-iron heat oil and butter on medium to high heat and add lamb chops. Brown on each side (no more than 1-2 mins on each side or until brown. Add tomatoes and potatoes to the pot, then add sauce and mix everything in. Then place in the oven and cook for at least 5- 7 mins.
- If you like to add more color to your veggies and lamb you can broil for 1-2 mins.
- Garnish with dill and serve as you like.