Lamb Chops Recipejusthitreviews_lekz3m - February 13, 2021
If you only sear beef steaks and pork chops, it’s time to give lamb chops a try. Lamb chops are packed with a distinct, amusing, and savory flavor. While they are elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, they can also add variation to the weeknight dinner.
Lamb chops are the best way to go whenever you need a super-fast dinner as they are fast to cook and easy to make just like pork chops. This easy lamb chop recipe is rubbed with fresh thyme, sizzles in a hot skillet, and garnished with sauce and seasoned with a squeeze of lime juice, and a piece of butter.
Ingredients For Lamb Chops
- lamb chops of about eight and half-inch-thick
- Dried thyme
- Pepper and salt
- 10 garlic cloves (cut into two halve)
- 3 tbsps. Extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsps. water
- 2 tbsps. Fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsps. Minced parsley,
- Crushed red pepper
Add salt and pepper to the lamb chops and sprinkle some thyme over them. Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat it until gleaming. Now add the garlic and lamb and let it cook over slightly high heat for about 3 minutes until they become soft and changed the color to brown from the bottom. Now turn the garlic and chops and cook them until they are brown; for about 2 minutes for medium-sized chops. When done, move the chops to the plate and leave the garlic in the pan.
Now add lemon juice, water, crushed red pepper, and parsley to the skillet and cook. Scrap off if there is any browned bit sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cook it for about 1 minute or until sizzling. Now pour the pan sauce along with the garlic over the lamb chops and enjoy right away.
What is the advantage of marinating meat?
Before cooking, if you marinate the meat, it will add layers of flavor to the meat and assist further tenderization with the salt. Ensure that you season your meat with pepper and salt first before spreading the herb paste on it. This recipe makes use of extra-virgin olive oil, parsley, thyme, and rosemary.
What spices and herbs work well with lamb chops?
Lamb is packed with very strong flavor so it can go well with robust earthy spices and herbs. Chopped oregano, sage, mint, and basil are other herbs that go well with lamb chops. Spices that can add a nice taste to your recipe include coriander, garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne, mustard powder, paprika, onion powder, or cumin.
What is the right temperature to cook lamb chops?
Lamb chops vary in size and thickness from half-inch to 1 inch based on the way the butcher cut them. Tender meat requires a short period of high heat just like a steak and it is perfect to cook at medium-rare to medium temperatures. Aim for 57°Cor 135°F for medium and 51°C or125°F for medium-rare. Well-done or overcooked lamb will be stringy and dry.