Garlic Lamb Chops are easy and delicious! Marinade with a simple herb, garlic and oil mix. Pan seared they will cook quickly. Serve as a dinner recipe with a delicious side dish.Easy Butter Chicken, Creamy Garlic Chicken Thighs, Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese, Moroccan Lamb Couscous, Turkey Chilli Con Carne, Ground Beef Casserole, are all delicious dinner recipes you can serve or pair with a side dish like our skin on roast potatoes or horseradish mashed potatoes. Or try our Taco Soup with Black Beans for something completely different!
For an Easy Lamb Chop recipe you can’t go past this garlic, peppercorn and lamb combo!
Our lamb chops marinade is super easy to make! We use great flavours and highlight these with contrasting textures.
How should lamb chops be cooked?
Pan searing lamb chops at a medium heat is an easy way to cook them as well as being fast and convenient.
For this recipe, we use our french pan on the stove top. As we brush the oil marinade over the lamb, we don’t need additional oil in the pan. Instead, we simply turn the heat on, wait for one side of the chops to cook, use tongs to flip the meat to the other side and then allow that side to cook as well.
What to serve with lamb chops?
Lamb Chops bring the protein to our plates and then we can pair these with a winning side dish. Some serving suggestions are:
- Skin on Roast Potatoes
- Crispy Smashed Potatoes
- Zucchini and Mushrooms
- Horseradish Mashed Potatoes (something different!)
- Potato Salad
- Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Shredded Brussel Sprouts Salad (everyone loves this one!)
- Garlic, lemon brussels sprouts like in our Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
- Edamame Quinoa Salad
The above lamb chop dinner sides can be a good way to bring carbs, colour and diverse textures to the plate.
Best Way to Cook Lamb Loin Chops
For an easy lamb chop recipe we use simple ingredients. They are set out and labelled below so you know exactly what you need:
As you can see the ingredients we need are:
- lamb loin chops
- olive oil
- green peppercorns
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper (to season)
Garlic Lamb Loin Chops cooking method
Here are the step by step photos and instructions to make our chops. Our method is 24 easy steps:
- cut your garlic into chunky pieces (shown in photo 1)
- add lemon juice, salt and pepper and oregano to olive oil (shown in photos 2-5)
- stir to combine, add garlic chunks, stir again to combine (shown in photo 6-8)
- add peppercorns to oil and stir to combine (shown in photos 9-10)
- add lamb chops to pan (shown in photo 11)
- use a pastry brush to brush garlic marinade over lamb (shown in photo 12-13)
- use tongs to flip the lamb chops to the other side (shown in photo 14)
- brush other side of the chops with the garlic marinade (shown in photo 15)
- pour remaining garlic oil over the lamb and spread it around (shown in photos 16-17)
- cook the lamb for approximately 4 mins each side (shown in photo 18)
- remove the lamb and reserve the leftover garlic oil mix (shown in photo 19)
- plate greens and tomatoes on a large serving dish (shown in photos 20-21)
- place the chops on top of the salad (shown in photo 22)
- add some further pops of colourful salad (shown in photo 23)
- drizzle reserved garlic marinade over lamb (shown in photo 24)
Best Way to Cook Lamb Loin Chops
Of the steps listed above, there are 4 which really bring the dish together. These are shown in the photo below with a detailed explanation underneath.
- brush the marinade onto the lamb with a pastry brush, for consistent coverage (photo 1)
- the chops will cook quickly, keep an eye on to ensure they don’t overcook (photo 2)
- we reserve the leftover garlic oil for a drizzle combining taste and texture (photo 3)
- plate chops with salad then drizzle for moist, flavourful lamb (photo 4)
Garlic Lamp Chops recipe quick info:
About the recipe:
- we use lamb loin chops for the recipe
- thick and chunky garlic slices is best
- green peppercorns have a unique acquired taste
- the salad can use any colour and ingredient you like
FAQs about Garlic Lamb Loin Chops
- no need to add additional oil, the marinade will suffice
- cook chops for 4 mins each side
- the garlic becomes soft and tender when cooked
- This is an EASY recipe
Garlic Lamb Loin Chops Pro tips:
These additional tips are so that you can master this recipe from the 1st time you make it:
- use a small jug to combine the lamb marinade
- start with 1/2 the quantity of green peppercorns if you haven’t tried them before
- scrape the leftover drippings from the pan as these are infused with flavour
- serve your lamb chops with easy side dishes
If you prep your simple salad ingredients (cucumber, cherry tomatoes and onion)early on you can plate the lamb chops on top so they are still warm when they get to the table!
I like serving these chops with a light salad like shown in the photos. It gives a good range of textures and colours that contrast with the meat.
Not to mention, it is super easy to prep and throw these ingredients together.
The peppercorns and garlic bring the chunky textures and the salad balances those with soft wet textures. The lamb chops nestle perfectly in between!
Garlic Lamb Chops
- Fry pan or (French Pan)
- Kitchen Tongs
- Glass measuring jug
- Small whisk (or fork)
Garlic Lamb Chops
- 1 kg lamb chops Note 1
- 1/2 cup olive oil Note 2
- 1 garlic head Note 3
- 100 grams green peppercorns Note 4
- 1/2 tbs lemon juice Note 5
- 1/2 tbs oregano, dried Note 6
- salt and pepper to taste
Garlic Lamb Chops
- Use a knife to cut the top of the garlic, break the cloves apart, remove the skins and slice into thick chunks.
- Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano to a small glass jug and use a whisk to combine. Note 7
- Stir in garlic slices and green peppercorns whisking so liquids are well combined. Note 8
- Place lamb loin chops into base of french pan. Use a pastry brush to coat top side of lamb. Use kitchen tongs to flip lamb chops to other side. Repeat the process to coat this side with marinade also. Note 9
- Pour remaining marinade into pan and spread around coating lamb.
- Cook lamb chops at a medium heat for 4 minutes on one side, use kitchen tongs to fiip to the other side and cook for final 4 mins. Note 10
- Reserve leftover marinade from base of pan. Note 11
- Sprinkle colourful salad over base of serving platter, top with cooked chops, add additional salad for visual delight then drizzle with reserved chunky marinade.
- Note 1 The lamb chops used in this recipe are loin chops. You can use cutlets as well which are much smaller.
- Note 2 This is one ingredient that I would not recommend alternating. ie don't use another type of oil. It is the best match for pan searing meat like this and others would not compliment the lamb quite so well.
- Note 3 We use a whole head of garlic for the 1kg of lamb. We don't need to be too precious (neat) with chopping our garlic for it will delightfully soften as it is cooked so the 'big chunks' become sweet and soft delightful bites of heaven.
- Note 4 If you haven't cooked with green peppercorns in the past, don't use the full 100 grams as the flavour can be an acquired taste. Go for 50 grams and test our your liking for them. They are very unique in their taste and slightly unusual. They are a perfect compliment to the lamb but err on the side of 'less is more' if being initiated to them.
- Note 5 Bottled lemon juice it totally fine to use.
- Note 6 This is the dried herb version from the spice aisle at the shops.
- Note 7 A fork or whisk is fine.
- Note 8 The marinade will be thick with the garlic and peppercorns, however, the liquids still need to be stirred till well mixed in.
- Note 9 I do this as it helps to stop any (hot) splashing from the pan if I used a different technique. After the lamb is marinated, we just need to cook, flip and cook (easy, right!)
- Note 10 I turn the stove off just as the side side of lamb turns grey on colour. The heat will continue into the meat despite being turned off and this is the best way to ensure the lamb doesn't get overcooked (ie dry and overly chewy/tough).
- Note 11 Keep these leftovers for the perfect way to plate and coat your cooked chops.
It can be tricky to get a delicious dinner on the table every night of the week. Some days are busier than others and we can’t always do much to change that, as much as we would like.
So my solution is to have easy dinner recipes and ideas which are my ‘go to’s’ as I know I can pull them off without fuss.
These lamb chops are one of these sorts of recipes. The garlic marinade comes together quick as a flash, we simply brush it over each side of our meat and the chops don’t take too long to cook.
As always let me know if you have any questions and I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below.
I’ve got you covered in the kitchen and you have got these lamb chops coming to your table!
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