Common Cuts of Lamb
Lamb, which comes from sheep less than a year old, is a lean, tender meat with delicate flavor. It’s also a good source of protein, as well as vitamin B12, niacin, and zinc.
Lamb chops are sold in different cuts. Loin chops look like little T-bone steaks and have a generous portion of meat. Pricier rib chops, cut from the rack, have a long bone on the side and are prized for their tenderness. Budget-friendly shoulder chops are larger and a bit chewier and fattier than the other versions.
Best for: Pan-frying, roasting, broiling, and grilling.