Oven roasted lamb chops with rosemary, thyme and garlic is a delicious fresh herb seasoning for your lamb recipe.
How does Lamb taste?
Traditionally my family recipes tend to be simple. Chicken or beef and veggie side dish.
While I love flavorful food, my kids…well, lets just say they are not a fan. They have 2 food groups: Fries and Chicken Nuggets. IT can be frustrating to serve around here, especially when I am a great cook (and they don’t know it yet but they WILL). Last night I decided to do something I rarely do- cook my husband and I a meal and cook the kids one of their favorites. My daughter has been begging for enchiladas (seriously I have a killer homemade cheese sauce I will share soon) so I decided to cave to that.
For our meal, I went out on a limb and decided to cook LAMB. I always like to try new things and I was out at Publix and saw it and thought…OK I’m gonna give it a shot. I was so proud of myself. I marinated and spiced and let it simmer all day in its juices.
I cooked up my lamb on a cast iron and finished in the oven and it was cooked to PERFECTION.
But it turns out I don’t like lamb. It was pretty funny actually. We sat down to eat and I could tell the flavors were ON with the spices but the meat itself was too gamey for me. I’ve tried a lot of different types of meats and there was no amount of rosemary, thyme or garlic that was going to counteract the gamey taste of lamb for me.
SO after all of that, I ended up eating enchiladas with the kids.
Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
In any case I don’t want the lamb recipe to go to waste. I am sure there are many people out there that LOVE lamb and the flavors in and of itself were delicious.
Oven Roasted Lamb Chops
This herb roasted lamb chop is traditionally flavored, not too overpowering and provides a deliciously simply way to cook lamb even if you are a novice like me!
- 1/2 tablespoon of minced garlic
- 2 tsp of dried thyme or 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme
- 2 tsp of dried rosemary of 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary
- salt, pepper
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 lamb chops
How to cook Lamb Chops
The first thing I did was take my lamb out in the morning and coat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Then I mixed up my garlic, thyme and rosemary and spread on both sides of my lamb.
Placed in bowl and covered with saran wrap and sat in fridge.
When I was ready to cook my oven roasted lamb chops about 6 hours later, I preheated the oven to 400 degrees.
Now add enough oil (about 1 tablespoon) to coat bottom of cast iron pan and seared both sides for about 3 minutes each side.
Salt and pepper each side (use tongs to flip) before placing into oven.
Put cast iron pan into hot oven for 10 minutes.
NOTE: I like to use herbs that twist out of the bottle right onto the meat, so I basically make sure the chop was covered.
For the record, the dog ate an amazing meal last night and asked for seconds.