19 (Thu) August 2010
Grilled Lamb Chops
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Korea-
with the Family
In preparation for my big trip to Ulleung-Do this weekend, I went to the Islamic corner of Itaewon to score some lamb. I’m planning on making lamb skewers, which are cheap and easy and growing in popularity among the locals, e.g. as skewers. The store that I usually go to, unfortunately, was sold out of the boneless lamb steaks that are best for skewers. Thinking that I had no choice, I bought the bone-in lamb chops that were available, even though they’re significantly pricier and absurdly heavy to take on a backpacking trip. Then, as I was driving away, I noticed a small halal meat market that I’d never seen before. This place had the goods, which I bought. Which left me with a lot of surplus lamb on my hands, never a bad thing.
All I did was rub them in olive oil, salt and pepper, and cook them to medium rare on my grill pan. Awesome.