|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 30g||38%|
|Saturated Fat 12g||62%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||7%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you've never made lamb before, starting with chops is accessible, and makes for a succulent, flavorful meal. Infusing them with garlic and herbs is a timeless preparation and one that's not hard to do. Lamb chops also happen to be a great cut to cook if you have any lamb skeptics at your dining table—you may just make a convert out of them after this meal.
You can marinate lamb ahead of time from a few hours up to overnight. This garlic and herb-rubbed lamb chops recipe features a classic combination of flavors, which really enhances the lamb's natural goodness. Lamb loin chops are easy to find in the market and can be cooked by grilling, broiling, or even pan-frying. The recipe can definitely be pulled off easily during the week, but it also feels special enough—and offers a beautiful presentation—to serve on the weekend or to commemorate a special occasion.
These loin lamb chops are great paired with a mint jelly sauce or Madeira sauce. Consider serving them with mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, and a loaf of crusty bread.
8 lamb loin chops
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, coarsely chopped
Kosher salt, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped, for garnish
2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a large baking dish, toss the lamb with the olive oil, garlic, black pepper, red pepper flakes, rosemary, oregano, and thyme.
Once the chops are evenly coated, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
Preheat grill, grill pan, or broiler.
Remove chops from marinade and salt both sides generously.
Cook about 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare (will vary depending on thickness).
Scatter with fresh parsley and mint.
Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Glass Bakeware Warning
Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if the pan states it's ovensafe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.
The best way to determine whether meat is cooked is by using an instant-read thermometer. Lamb should be cooked to a minimum temperature of 145 F.