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Sweet and savoury lamb chops recipe

Sweet and savoury lamb chops recipe

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This recipe for lamb chops is absolutely delicious. They are perfect for any meal with rice, pasta or potatoes and vegetables.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 lamb chops

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:1hr marinating › Ready in:1hr25min

  1. In a medium bowl, mix dark brown soft sugar, ginger, tarragon, cinnamon, pepper, garlic granules and salt. Rub lamb chops with the seasonings, and place on a plate. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
  3. Brush barbecue grid lightly with oil, and arrange lamb chops on grid. Barbecue for 5 minutes on each side or to desired doneness.

Alternative cooking method

Cook the lamb chops in a frying pan or on the grill.

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Reviews in English (285)

Superb! Very tasty.-30 Sep 2013


i used a butterflied boneless leg of lamb for this and it turned out beautifully. i cut the leg into 4 pieces and marinated them all day before grilling. the brown sugar carmelized nicely. the spices together had a morrocan flavor, so i served the lamb with cous cous and grilled vegetables. outstanding.-28 Jun 2005


I served these as appetizers for our 4th of July dinner. FANFLIPPINTASTIC! I made no changes to the recipe except to soak the chops (mine were frenched) in milk for an hour (to remove the gamey flavor) before applying the rub. Cooked them to med well & they were incredible...tender, juicy & extremely flavorful w/out the overpowering lamby flavor that I can't stand. Thansk for a fabulous recipe Deborah Bonzey!-05 Jul 2007

Oven-Baked Lamb Chops with Potatoes and Peppers

Cooking Lamb Chops in the oven is easy and quick not to mention delicious! Simply marinate your lamb with my killer Greek marinade, sear and bake together with potatoes and peppers. Juicy vine cherry tomatoes are added right at the end for a burst of flavour!

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I love lamb chops &ndash they cook super quickly and are incredibly delicious. My pan-fried lamb chops usually get an outing on dinner night 😉

But for those feeling a bit apprehensive about cooking with lamb, may I suggest you roast your lamb chops instead?

This yummy one-pan meal of Oven-Baked Lamb Chops with Potatoes and Peppers is a huge hit with my family!

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Best lamb recipe so far! I salted it heavily in the morning (approx 2tsp of Diamond kosher/lb, at least 8 hours before), so I did leave out half the salt in the recipe because of that. I let it sit for about an hour with the mint mixture on. Rave reviews from my foodie friends! Printing it out, and laminating it for my recipe binder, as I type!

Great recipe! I don't think the one tsp of cayenne pepper was enough. My sister didn't realize there was pepper in it at all! I loved the subtle flavor of the cumin.

I have made this recipe so many times over the last 25 years that I've lost count. It is quick to prepare, foolproof for your family or dinner party guests. Follow the broil times carefully to get the best (rare-med rare) results. Exceptional .

Only two forks because as written the chops were overdone. Next time I'll cut the broiler time or try a different method of cooking. Only change I made was to cut the cayenne and salt by half. Flavor was very nice.

My husband loves this recipe! I've cut back a bit on the cayenne pepper & he grills them. so tasty.

Delicious, made it two nights in a row so easy and yet so delicious. ! I put the ingredients trhough my magic bullet kept it in the fridge until dinner brusshed it on the loin chops 10 mintues prior to grilling on the Bar B Q- 3 minutes each side. then comvered for 5 minutes. delicious.

Super delicious. This is my go-to lamb chop recipe. We're not big on fresh mint. this is absolutely outstanding without it. For us, the amounts of both salt and cayenne are perfect. It's simple to throw together, quick from start to table (I do grill these, which makes a gorgeous crust on the chops every time), and showstopper flavor. The recipe says marinate 10 minutes. most certainly, the cayenne glow will intensify if the meat marinates for hours. Don't do that. :)

Wow! I would order these in a restaurant and go back to that same restaurant just for these wonderful lamb chops. The fact that I can make them in my own home in a short amount of time is a bonus. The recipe itself: the only thing I changed was the amounts of cayenne and black pepper. I halved the amount and they were delicious. I also followed others suggestions and left them out - room temp - for an hour. My family were licking their fingers and asking when Iɽ be making them again. This one's a keeper!

I'm in the midst of making this dish and had to take a break to write down my thoughts. I think I would cut back the salt by half or more. I minced and chopped and put this together and then decided it would do better by being made into more of a paste. This does better in a food processor. No one wants chunks of garlic or mint -- more of a wonderful smooth flavour to go with lamb.

I liked this recipe ok, but I felt that the marinade somewhat overpowered the lamb. But then, I'm someone who really likes the flavor of lamb. I cut the salt and cayenne in half, but we still felt it was too spicy. On the other hand, I only made used 5 lamb chops, so maybe I was too heavy-handed with the marinade.

Also forgot to say, we did not include the cayenne and we seared the loin chops in a frying pan first. Finished them in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes (flipping them halfway through).

Great recipe. We will be making it again. However, we will definitely be cutting the salt. way too salty for us.

So easy and so so good! Left out the cayenne pepper as recommended by many others. We seared on top of stove and then put it in oven for about 35 minutes. This is one of my favorites and I can't wait to cook it again.

My father requested for lamb as he was recovering from being ill. I had never cooked lamb before. Ever. Facing the daunting task, I chose this recipe as the ingredients sounded good and the recipe made sense and seemed very easy. It certainly was. My family was in amazement. I felt like a celebrated chef that evening. Thanks, Epicurious. I will most certainly make this again for a mid- week dinner or for a sophisticated celebratory evening, or even for my husband's boss.

Easy and Excellent! Didn't change a thing - Great for a weeknight dinner - the kids loved it as well. This is definitely a keeper!

Very easy and delicious. I cut the cayenne by half. Great use for the fresh mint that likes to take over my garden! I look forward to trying a grilled lamb rack using this seasoning mix.

This was delicious! Like some other reviewers, I skipped the cayenne completely. It was fast, easy and everybody liked it. I could have made more sauce and cooked it separately - the sauce was so good, we wanted more. I left it on the lamb for about an hour at room temp. Will definitely make this again!

This was a great recipe. Simple but delicious. I had only 5 1-1.5 inch chops. I made the marinade with dried mint, and it turned out fine. I let them sit with marinade all day, and then grilled for 5-6 minutes per side for MR. Excellent.

Great, easy dinner. I agree with the reviewer who said it is simple and perfect. Love it.

My boyfriend absolutely loves lamb and he really enjoyed this recipe! It's so simple and quick. I'll definitely be making it again!

I have been making this recipe for the last year+ and haven't found one that I like better. It's simple and perfect. Like a previous commenter I sear on the stovetop and finish in the oven, and a few times have replace the oven step with pouring in some chicken stock and covering and finishing on the stovetop. The lamb is milder and more tender that way (I prefer it with more of a crust, but it's good to mix it up.) I'll repeated the same warning on the cayenne, it's totally dependent on how long you let it sit before cooking and 10min is just about perfect for a light glow. I think the cayenne really adds to the dish if done right.

easy and delicious. I have made it several times for guests and for just the 4 of us. I have only used dried mint with great results. Always rave reviews from the guests and even the little children love it, especially my picky 2 year old.

Delicious! I found the cayenne to be perfect for my taste. Served with sauteed carrots and fennel from this site and smashed red potatoes. A lovely meal.

Prepared as written except for omitting cayenne. Excellent. Served with Mashed Potatoes with Sage and White Cheddar Cheese.

Recipe Summary

  • 15 (3 ounce) lamb loin chops (1-inch thick)
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 lemon wedges

Place the lamb chops into a roasting pan, and season evenly with the garlic, garlic powder, chili powder, sugar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of lime juice, soy sauce and olive oil. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Allow the lamb to stand at room temperature while the oven preheats.

Roast uncovered in the preheated oven to your desired degree of doneness, about 20 minutes for medium, or 30 minutes for well done. Garnish with a sprinkle of cilantro and squeeze lemon and lime juice over the top before serving.

How To Make Lamb Chops with Tzatziki Sauce

For Lamb:

  • 8 lamb chops, loin
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

For Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup cucumber, seedless, peeled and grated
  • 1 ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • salt and pepper , to taste

To make the lamb, place chopped onion in the bottom of a slow cooker or crockpot. Rub dried oregano and thyme on each lamb chop and place on the onion in the crockpot.

Sprinkle with minced garlic and cook on low heat for about 5 hours or until meat is tender and cooked to desired doneness.

To make the sauce, press grated cucumber with paper towels until most liquid from cucumbers is absorbed.

Combine cucumber with yogurt, dried dill, dried oregano, garlic, sugar and salt and pepper in a bowl. Allow chilling for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve over cooked lamb chops.


Take a look at this step by step tutorial &ndash please note you will find the full recipe, including ingredients in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Season your chops liberally with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.

Prepare the marinade: combine thyme, oregano, rosemary, mint with olive oil and minced garlic in a small bowl.

Rub the marinade over the lamb, massaging it into the meat, and leave for up to 20 minutes at room temperature.

Heat a large skillet over high heat for 30 seconds. Add the olive oil and heat until it slides easily around your skillet &ndash you will see it shimmering.

Reduce heat to medium-high and add the chops. Sear until they are well browned on the first side, about 3 minutes.

Flip the chops over and cook for another 3-5 minutes (depending on thickness). They should be to medium rare 57°C (135°F) if checked with a meat thermometer.

Transfer the chops to a warm plate and leave them to rest for 5 minutes. This will allow the proteins in the meat to relax for maximum juiciness!

Sweet Home-Chefs

Selamat Hari Raya to our Muslim blog readers!

6 July marks the end of the fasting month for 2016. I will miss the vibrant Ramadhan Bazaars that were aplenty in my neighbourhood. However, the food scene is no less quieter with makeshift lemang stalls popping up along the roadside, Raya cookies and dodol which we received from friends. Lemang is coconut milk glutinous rice cooked in a bamboo stick over an open fire. I'm aiming to get some this weekend.

This blog post is nothing to do with local food, however. I thought it'd be a nice change to have lamb for dinner after a month of feasting on traditional eats. It was paired with small strawberries which I bought for a bargain at a supermarket. 'Tis the belt-tightening season. Funnily, it's not just about the finances. My waistline is waging a war with burgeoning love handles. That said, I wish I'd gotten more of the strawberries it would have been beautiful in a fruit tart too.

Pan-Fried Lamb Shoulder Chops With Strawberries

Pan-Fried Lamb Shoulder Chops With Strawberries
- 340g Lamb Shoulder Chops (or 3 pcs)
- 150g small fresh strawberries (leaves removed)
- 2 kiwi fruits (cubed)
- 2 shallots (sliced)
- 3 stalks lemongrass (smashed)
- ½ tbsp cumin seeds
- 2 tbsp coarse salt
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp sugar or to taste
- A dash of black pepper
- 1 tsp corn flour (mix in 1 tbsp water)
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- About ¼ cup water

- Some boiled broccoli or vegetable of choice, butter and salt (toss together) .

1) Rub the lamb with coarse salt. Leave aside for about 15 minutes.
2) Boil some broccoli florets in a pot of water. Dunk the boiled broccoli into cool water to stop the cooking process. Immediately toss in butter and a sprinkle of salt. Keep aside.
3) Rinse the salt away from the lamb cuts. Rub on ground nutmeg and cumin seeds.
4) Heat cooking oil in pan. Place the smashed lemongrass into the pan and the lamb cuts on top of it. Pan-fry the meat for a couple of minutes on each side or to a level of doneness of preference. Then, remove the cooked lamb cuts from the pan and leave aside to prepare the sauce.
5) Using the same pan, splash in a tbsp or two of water. Add the onions. Stir-fry it for a bit before adding the kiwi fruit.
6) Cook the kiwi fruit until it looks a little smashed. Add sugar, a little water and a dash of black pepper. Stir to combine.
7) Add the strawberries. Cook until slightly tender.
8) Finally, switch the heat off and stir the corn flour in to thicken the sauce. Add more water if you find the sauce too gooey.
9) Plate the lamb and pour the strawberry-kiwi sauce over. Serve immediately with vegetable of choice.

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