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
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?
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:
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.
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.
8 Lamb Chops (about 3/4" / 1.9cm thick)
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Mint jelly (served it along the lamb chops)
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