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Herb Marinated Lamb Chops

Juicy succulent lamb chops in a simple garlic and herb marinade - ready in minutes and perfect for date night!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Marinating20 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Lamb Chops Recipe
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1244kcal
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 6 lamb chops , rib chops
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to fry

For the marinade

  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano , Greek oregano preferably
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary , finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp fresh mint , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • lemon wedges to serve

Instructions

  • Season your chops liberally with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Prepare the marinade: combine the thyme, oregano, rosemary, mint, garlic and olive oil in a small bowl.
  • Rub the marinade over the lamb, massaging it into the meat, and leave for up to 20 minutes at room temperature.
  • Heat a large skillet over high heat for 30 seconds. Add the olive oil and heat until it slides easily around the skillet.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high and add the chops. Sear until they are well browned on the first side, about 3 minutes. They should be cooked medium rare 57°C (135°F) if checked with a meat thermometer.
  • Flip the chops over and cook for another 3-5 minutes (depending on thickness).
  • Transfer the chopes to a warm plate and leave them to rest for 5 minutes. This will allow the proteins in the meat to relax for maximum juiciness!
  • Serve with lemon wedges on the side and a green salad or choose from your favourite side dishes.

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Notes

Cooking on the BBQ
Preheat your grill (barbecue) for direct cooking over medium heat.
Grill the chops for 3-4 minutes per side, keeping the lid closed as much as you can, until slightly charred.
Leave to rest for about 5 minutes before serving with extra lemon wedges on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 1244kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 126g | Fat: 78g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 386mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 1660mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 13mg