The other day I bough my some lamb chops which were medium rare but very soft and easy to chew.

Next time I had it well done from same place and it was more hard.

Today I got both and the medium rare was quite chewy and the well cooked a bit less chewy though hard surface.

I want to know how to get the lamb chop soft and not chewy. Is one of medium rare vs well cooked better for chewiness or is it down to another factor eg you have to grill it slower and on low heat?


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    Where do you get your chops? Portions from different sections of the animal can have different consistency. This is a good conversation to have with your butcher. – moscafj Apr 13 at 18:06
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    it's not clear, you bought them cooked or raw and you cooked them yourself ? – Max Apr 13 at 19:45
  • @Max I bought them cooked. I’m wondering if making them less chewy has to do with medium rare vs well done or if It’s not to do with that. Could be wrong but I guess you need to cook them slow and grill so buying from a shop where they won’t have such time wi t give the desired result? I note though the first time I bought from there they were soft and not chewy at all. – James Wilson Apr 14 at 0:07
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    Haven't you asked the same question before? You cannot simply change the texture of a pre-cooked meal without changing other properties. – Johannes_B Apr 14 at 5:18
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    Cooking is an imprecise science (different timing, different temperature, chops from different lambs, cook having a bad day... ) – Max Apr 14 at 11:11

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