Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Easy and Perfect Lamb Chops

I bought some wonderful lamb chops at Costco over the weekend, and found this recipe from Giada De Laurentis of the Food Network.  If you like lamb, and we do, this is a fool proof way to prepare delicious lamb chops. 

Grilled Lamb Chops   Prep Time:
5 min
Inactive Prep Time:
1 hr 20 min
Cook Time:
5 min

 8 servings


2 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
Pinch cayenne pepper
Coarse sea salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 lamb chops, about 3/4-inch thick


In a food processor fitted with a metal blade add the garlic, rosemary, thyme, cayenne, and salt. Pulse until combined. Pour in olive oil and pulse into a paste. Rub the paste on both sides of the lamb chops and let them marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator and allow the chops to come to room temperature; it will take about 20 minutes.
Lamb chops ready to marinate in fridge.

Heat a grill pan over high heat until almost smoking, add the chops and sear for about 2 minutes. Flip the chops over and cook for another 3 minutes for medium-rare and 3 1/2 minutes for medium. 
Sear for two minutes on one side.
Flip over and cook 3.5 minutes for medium.
We like ours medium.  You don't want to overcook lamb.  It should be a little pink in the middle when done.  

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