In America, we don’t eat quite as much lamb as in many parts of the world, which is a shame because prepared correctly, lamb can be absolutely delicious. If you like the thought of learning some easy lamb chops recipes, but don’t know where to start, we’ve gathered some absolutely wonderful ways to prepare this delectable meal.
1. Pan-Fried Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Garlic
This wonderful lamb chop recipe comes from epicurious, where it is very highly reviewed.
- In this recipe, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic are mixed with 1 teaspoon of dried crushed red pepper and 1 1/2 tablespoons of freshly chopped rosemary, and then rubbed over the lamb chops.
- Next, the chops are sprinkled with salt, covered and refrigerated for a couple hours.
- Then, the lamb chops are cooked in olive oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes per side.
- Serve with mashed potatoes, green beans, or a salad, and enjoy!
2. Lemon and Thyme Lamb Chops
Rosemary and thyme are hardly the only spices you can use to season lamb, though.
- This next offering from allrecipes.com mixes 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped thyme to make a marinade.
- Then, it brushes the lamb chops with the mixture and lets it marinate in the fridge for an hour.
- After an hour, you’ll oil your grill and preheat it to high heat.
- Discard the marinade and cook the lamb chops for about 10 minutes or until done, turning halfway through.
3. 10-minute Rosemary Lamb Chops
If you love easy lamb chop recipes, look no further than this awesome 10-minute recipe from World’s Healthiest Foods.
First, press 3 cloves of garlic and let them sit for at least 5 minutes.
- Then, mix the pressed garlic with 6 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of freshly chopped rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.
- Rub the lamb chops with this mixture, then preheat your broiler to high heat.
- Place an oven safe pan or skillet under the broiler for about 10 minutes to heat up, then add the lamb chops to the pan and keep under the broiler for about another 4 to 5 minutes, or until they’re fully cooked.
4. Basic Sear-Roasted Lamb Loin Chops
Sometimes simple lamb chop recipes are the tastiest. This is certainly the case with Chow’s amazingly simple recipe.
- Get 4 lamb loin chops of about 1 1/4 inches thick.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and pat the chops dry.
- When they’re dry, season them liberally with salt and pepper.
- Pan fry the lamb chops in a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil in an ovenproof skillet on the stove for about 3 minutes per side, then move the skilled to the middle rack of the oven.
- Cook until a meat thermometer shows that the chops have reached 130 degrees Fahrenheit in the middle.
- Take out of the oven, tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes, then serve.
5. Slow-Cooked Lamb Chops
Whether you’re trying to keep your house cool or are trying to enjoy home-cooked food when you’ll be gone much of the day, slow cookers can sometimes be a great option. Taste of Home provides a delicious and easy lamb chop recipe that you don’t have to babysit.
- Slice a medium onion and place it in your slow cooker. Combine 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper and rub over the chops.
- Top with 2 minced garlic cloves, then cover and cook on low for about 4 to 6 hours.
6. Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction
If you like a Middle Eastern flair to your lamb chops recipes, try this delicious option from allrecipes.com, which uses rosemary, basil, thyme, salt and pepper as a rub, and which serves the chops with browned shallots and a balsamic vinegar reduction.
7. Moroccan Lamb Chops with Cumin/Paprika Salt
Our next easy lamb chop recipe comes from food.com.
- This recipe rubs cumin, salt, paprika and cayenne into the chops, brushes them with butter, and grills them to perfection.
- This recipe combines a lot of exciting, exotic flavors, and it all turns out absolutely delicious.
8. Grilled Lamb Chops with Plum Sauce
This next recipe comes courtesy of Familytime.com, and it makes a delicious plum sauce to serve with grilled lamb chops.
- First, start your chops cooking on your grill.
- Then, combine 3 fresh pitted plums (sliced and pitted), 1/2 cup of grape juice, 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped rosemary in a pan.
- Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and let simmer for 8 minutes.
- Then, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water into the mixture.
- Cook and stir until it’s thick and bubbly, then let it simmer for a minute or two longer.
- Take off of the heat and serve with your chops.