Marinated Lamb Chops – GEEK EATS Disney Cruise Line Recipe

So often when going on a vacation or cruise a dish stands out that you wish you could bring home with you. Today, thanks to the Disney Cruise Line, this is a possibility. One of the delicious dishes that was found on the Disney Cruise Line ships is the Marinated Lamb Chops. This particular recipe comes from Cabanas aboard the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream. This is a fantastic dish that you can now make at home and recreate your Disney Cruise Line experience on your own kitchen table. While not the same as sailing the seven seas with Disney, it is a wonderful way to remember the magic! Try out this recipe and then let us know how it turned out for you!

Marinated Lamb Chops – GEEK EATS Disney Cruise Line Recipe

Servings: 4


Lamb Chops

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 8 to 10 lamb chops
  • Light olive oil, for cooking

Couscous Tabbouleh

  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 (10-ounce) box couscous
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 European cucumber, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Mint Mojo

  • 1 1/2 cups mint jelly
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch mint leaves (about 1 packed cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


For lamb chops:

  1. Whisk together oil, lemon zest and juice, oregano, cumin, and pepper in a shallow dish. Add garlic. Add lamb chops and turn to coat.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  3. Remove chops from refrigerator and shake off excess marinade. Set aside.
  4. Heat a large grill pan or skillet over high heat. Brush pan lightly with oil. Add chops and cook 2 1/2 minutes per side for medium-rare.

For couscous tabbouleh:

  1. Bring vegetable stock to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Meanwhile, place couscous in a medium heatproof bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. When stock boils, carefully pour over couscous; cover tightly with plastic wrap and set aside 5 minutes.
  2. Uncover and fluff couscous with a fork. Stir in lime zest and juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add tomatoes, garlic, onion, cucumber, cilantro, and chickpeas. Stir to combine.

For mint mojo:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until well combined.

To serve:

  1. Spoon a portion of couscous into the center of a plate; place 2 lamb chops onto the couscous. Drizzle mint mojo around the plate and garnish with a sprig of mint, if desired.

What is your favorite Disney Cruise Line dish that you’ve eaten? Where did you eat it? Share your experiences in the comments below!