Delicious Lamb Chops with a Garlic and Herbs Marinade

First, before I start talking about this recipe, I’d like to let you all know that I write these articles sometimes a month in advance. I had no idea what the effects of the Coronavirus would be here in Boston, much less the rest of the world. I did experience going to the grocery store and the meat case being absolutely empty. It can be scary, but please know that this won’t last forever, and perhaps this lamb recipe is something you can bookmark and come back to later when things have calmed down. Think of it as something to look forward to! I wish you all peace during this difficult time and excellent health. Please make sure to wash your hands and avoid situations that might put you at risk. Remember, this too shall pass.

I think it’s important to learn how to cook things that are intimidating. Not only will it build confidence in the kitchen, but it will also save you lots of money cooking at home rather than paying at a restaurant. I LOVE the taste of lamb, but I don’t always love the cost it can reach when I go out to eat it, because then I have to pay for the wine, and then tip and tax, and it can really add up.

This is a really easy lamb recipe. You can buy a rack which can make four servings with a serving being two chops. This also means that unlike a restaurant where you’re paying for one meal, you’re actually getting four servings this way! I also suggest that you make a side of mashed potatoes and a veggie to go along with it.

This post does contain an affiliate link for the meat thermometer I use. If you click on it and buy it, I get a small commission! Thank you! I found this recipe on Jessicagavin.com. and adapted it to fit my experience.

Delicious Lamb Chops with a Garlic and herbs Marinade by autumnbecomes.me
  • A gallon-sized ziplock bag or dish that will allow you to marinate the lamb laying flat and even
  • One rack of lamb (this should be 2lbs and have 8 lamb chops. (each serving size is 2 chops each)
  • Kosher salt for seasoning
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tsp chopped rosemary
  • 2 Tsp chopped Thyme
  • 1/2 Tsp chopped Parsley
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Delicious Lamb Chops with a Garlic and herbs Marinade by autumnbecomes.me

1.) If you are buying an entire rack of lamb, ask your butcher if they are able to french the lamb for you. If they are not willing this VIDEO will show you how to do it.

2.) Season both sides of the lamb chop generously with salt and pepper.
3.) Combine garlic, rosemary, thyme, parsley, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl (or in the gallon-sized ziplock bag).
4.) Add the lamb chops and either rub the paste on them or shake them around in the bag. Let them sit for 30 minutes at room temperature, turning over (or shaking) halfway through.
5.) Heat a large 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil (or spray with cooking spray like me if you wanna save a few calories), once hot add in the lamb chops. I did mine in two batches of 4 as to not crowd the pan.
6.) Sear until the surface is browned, about 2 to 3 minutes and then drop the heat to medium.
7.) Flip and cook until meat reaches an internal temperature of 125°F (51°C) medium-rare, or 135°F (57°C) for medium, about 3 to 4 minutes. It’s so sad when lamb is overcooked, so I like to use THIS meat thermometer so I know that I haven’t overcooked the lamb but that it’s still safe to eat.
8.) Rest lamb chops for 10 minutes before serving. During this time you can heat up some sides or make some asparagus to go with it.
Delicious Lamb Chops with a Garlic and herbs Marinade by autumnbecomes.me
You’re done! Hopefully, you have a delicious looking and tasting lamb to enjoy. If you liked this post, please feel free to go to my SHOP and Buy me a Coffee! If you have any questions or just want to talk, please let me know in the comments below! Also if you’d like to be notified for more posts like this, please be sure to SIGN UP! As always I hope this post gives you something to look forward to. Again, I wish you love, time to rest, and fantastic health. Stay safe and I hope you have a wonderful day! -Heather Astaneh
Delicious Lamb Chops with a Garlic and herbs Marinade by autumnbecomes.me