Easy Lamb Chop Recipe

6 Minutes to Make A Luxurious, Fancy Date Night Meal

This easy lamb chop recipe is perfect for date night.  It is a very low maintenance dinner which only takes less than 10 minutes.  

This easy lamb chop recipe is perfect for date night.  It is a very low maintenance dinner which only takes less than 10 minutes.


Total Time:
7 Minutes
Prep Time
: 1 Minute   

Active Cook Time: 6 Minutes  
Serving: 2



You most probably see lamb chops on the dining table during holiday seasons, like in November and December.

But in my house, you can see them on the table at any time during the year.  My little one has fallen in love in lamb chops since year 2017.  He loves this cut of meat so much that he will choose it over pork chops and filet mignon.  I am so thankful that one of the local grocery stores sell lamb throughout the year.

If there are only 2 of you for celebrating any big festivals because all children are all grown up and moved out, this is a great alternative.  Perfect portion and no leftover.  Why do you want to go through cooking a big dinner with tons of leftover, right?


Easy Lamb Chop Recipe | 6-Minute Stove-Top Lamb Chops - It makes a date night meal quick and easy so that you can enjoy more time together.

How to Cut Lamb Chops?

Lamb chops can come in full rack.  But I realized that this is mostly available during holiday seasons.  In off seasons, they usually come in a package that they have already cut up. 

However, there are times that lamb chops are sold in half rack.  What can you do with this easy lamb chop recipe?

I know your question will be, "Can I cook that half rack as is?"  I tried several times.  It usually takes a lot longer to cook.  Of course, each cut side of the meat will not come with that nice char crust.  After so many trials, I decided to cut them up by myself.

So, here are the ways how to cut and separate these lamb chops:

Easy Lamb Chop Recipe | 6-Minute Stove-Top Lamb Chops - To separate lamb chop ribs, just use a sharp knife to cut between the rib bones.To separate lamb chop ribs, just use a sharp knife to cut between the rib bones.
  1. Make sure you have a sharp serrated knife.  It is your ultimate guide where to go.
  2. Start cutting between ribs and go with what the knife leads you.
  3. At the end of each rib, you may feel the bone is on your way.
  4. Wiggle your knife slightly and you will get to the area where you can cut it right through.
  5. Repeat these steps until all ribs are separated from each other.

Please note: lease note: We are not cutting the lamb chops like any chef does, such as French / classic trimming.  These steps here are to guide you to separate the ribs.


Easy Lamb Chop Recipe | 6-Minute Stove-Top Lamb Chops - Including time for the meat to rest, it takes no more than 10 minutes for this dish.


CHEF NOTES

Cast iron skillet works best on this recipe to give the outside of the meat a very good char crust.  If you have a grill pan at home, that is a great alternative.

Like I always do with beef.  Skip the salt before cooking the lamb chops.  This will keep the meat super tender.  Only add salt after the entire cooking process is completed.

Leave lamb chops at room temperature for at least an hour before cooking.

While you are cooking, make sure to keep your kitchen fans running.  There will be a lot of smoke.


Easy Lamb Chop Recipe | 6-Minute Stove-Top Lamb Chops - To keep the meat super tender, only add salt on the cooked meat.To keep the meat super tender, only add salt on the cooked meat.

Easy Lamb Chop Recipe and Instructions

Ingredients

8 Lamb Chops (about 3/4" thick)
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Mint jelly (served it along the lamb chops)

  1. Add black pepper on lamb chops.
  2. Preheat a big cast iron skillet at high heat.
  3. Add extra virgin olive oil (there is a lot of fat on lamb chops.  You only need enough of oil to cover the bottom of the skillet.)
  4. Transfer lamb chops into the hot skillet seasoned side down and add more black pepper on the side facing up.  Cook for 3 minutes on each side until desired doneness.
  5. If you separate 2 batches to cook, transfer the first batch to a serving plate and cover with tented foil to keep the meat warm.  Continue to cook until the second batch is done.
  6. Rest for 3-5 minutes and serve along with mint jelly.


Easy Lamb Chop Recipe Steps with Photos

Easy Lamb Chop Recipe | 6-Minute Stove-Top Lamb Chops -  Seasoned side down on a hot cast iron skillet.Seasoned side down on a hot cast iron skillet.
Easy Lamb Chop Recipe | 6-Minute Stove-Top Lamb Chops -  Cook 3 minutes on each side.Cook 3 minutes on each side.
Easy Lamb Chop Recipe | 6-Minute Stove-Top Lamb Chops -  Rest for 3-5 minutes and ENJOY!Rest for 3-5 minutes and ENJOY!



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