Rosemary Lamb Chops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

Updated: Aug. 25, 2023
My father loves lamb, so I make this rosemary lamb chop recipe whenever he visits. It's the perfect main course for holidays or get-togethers. —Kristina Mitchell, Clearwater, Florida
Rosemary Lamb Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 lamb loin chops (3 ounces each )
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

  1. Sprinkle lamb chops with pepper and salt. In a small bowl, mix mustard, rosemary, thyme and garlic.
  2. Grill chops, covered, on an oiled rack over medium heat 6 minutes. Turn; spread herb mixture over chops. Grill 6-8 minutes longer or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).
Rosemary Lamb Chops Tips

What kind of lamb chops should you use to make rosemary lamb chops?

This recipe calls for loin lamb chops, which are small, meaty chops that almost look like mini T-bone steaks. Rib chops—the chops with the long rib bone that are easy to pick up with your hand—could be substituted in this recipe, but the cooking time may change, depending on if you cut them into single or double ribs. (Double ribs are cut the same way as single ribs, but cut between every other rib instead.) Grill at the same temperature for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes per side for single ribs, and follow the cooking time on the recipe for double ribs. Whether you go with single or double, separate the chops by slicing between the bones before seasoning and grilling (the butcher can separate these for you). You can also ask for the rib chops to be frenched, if you like—which involves removing excess fat and bits of meat from the top of the rib until the clean bone is exposed. If you're working with frenched ribs, cover the exposed bones with a piece of foil on each individual rib before grilling. This will prevent the bare ribs from burning while grilling. Remove the foil before serving.

How else can you cook rosemary lamb chops?

If you don't want to grill the lamb chops, you can brown them in an ovenproof skillet on the stovetop and finish them in the oven. To do so, season the lamb chops as directed in the recipe, and brown both sides of the chops in 2 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. After browning, place the skillet into a preheated 400°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until desired temperature is reached. Try other cooking methods by checking out more of our favorite lamb recipes.

What can you serve with rosemary lamb chops?

Many Jewish households serve lamb as a part of the Passover Seder, in which case it would go well with Passover side dishes and Passover desserts. Otherwise, many spring veggie side dishes would pair nicely with rosemary lamb chops, or roasted garlic and spinach orzo would be a nice complement if you want something a bit heartier.

Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager

Nutrition Facts

2 lamb chops: 231 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 493mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 4 lean meat.

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