This recipe makes more charmoula — a Moroccan herb and spice paste — than you’ll need. You can use the leftover to rub on chicken or salmon before grilling. Active time: 30 min Start to finish: 1 hr
Ingredients: 1/8 teaspoon cayenne,1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro sprigs,1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves,2 small garlic cloves, finely chopped,3/4 teaspoon ground cumin,2 (1 1/4-inch-thick) loin lamb chops (10 oz total), trimmed,2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice,1/4 cup olive oil,1 small onion, chopped,3/4 teaspoon salt,1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
Instructions: Blend all ingredients except lamb chops in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Pat chops dry and transfer to a plate, then rub chops all over with 2 tablespoons charmoula and marinate, covered, at room temperature 30 minutes.,While chops marinate, prepare grill for cooking. If using a charcoal grill, open vents on bottom of grill, then light charcoal. Charcoal fire is medium-hot when you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack for 3 to 4 seconds. If using a gas grill, preheat burners on high, covered, 10 minutes, then reduce heat to moderate.,Grill chops, covered only if using a gas grill, on lightly oiled grill rack, turning over once, until medium-rare, about 8 minutes total. Transfer to a plate and let stand, loosely covered, 10 minutes.