Lamb Chops Scottadito

In Italian the word scottadito means burned fingers. This dish is named scottadito because the lamb chops are so delicious that you can’t resist eating them sizzling hot, straight from the grill and burning your fingers.

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Lamb Chops Scottadito

Lamb Chops Scottadito Recipe

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 rib lamb chops


  1. In a small bowl stir together the garlic, rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper. Place the lamb chops in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them, turn the cops to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Start a fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill. Place the chops on the rack over high heat and grill turning once, 5 minutes per side for medium rare. The outside will be well seared with the insides still pink.
  3. Transfer to a warm platter and serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins


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30 Responses

  1. These lamb chops look like they’re worth a burned finger or two! Very simple flavours, but that’s exactly how it ought to be to let the lamb shine. Must try these before grilling season is over.

  2. 5 minutes a side would destroy these lamb chops. Seriously, or you may need to work on your fire making skills. I had these last night and it was 3 minutes a side maximum. I like the recipe however.

  3. Younger lambs are smaller and more tender. Mutton is meat from a sheep over two years old, and has less tender flesh. In general, the darker the colour, the older the animal. Baby lamb meat will be pale pink, while regular lamb is pinkish-red.`””.

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  4. Nice recipe, we use a slight variation here, we are in the Southwest in the middle of the Navajo Res and Lamb and Mutton is cooked all the time, also to a response to the end of grilling time, I grill when it is freezing out, if I could I would grill pancakes. Good Recipe.

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  6. Well, this takes me back! Lamb ribs chops have to be the most delicious meat of all. They really cry out for a simple treatment like this. I sometimes make scottadito with lard instead of olive oil, makes for a really savory result.

  7. Wow, we cannot get this beautiful of lamb chops where we live… and we are living in one of the most cosmopolitan area in the world! This dish looks absolutely marvelous!

  8. The only thing I do differently is add a light touch of crushed red peppers on both sides. A family favorite for sure!

  9. Loved this site, I miss my Italian father too. I look forward to cooking with your recipes Mr. Torre & signed up for the recipes. God bless

  10. Hello Chef. Good to see you..
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