Skillet Seared Rosemary Lamb Chops
Lamb chops are so easy and quick to prepare. They make a great simple and tasty meal, but also make for a beautiful elegant meal.
I add rosemary (dried or fresh), for an extra earthy taste. Rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name “rosemary” derives from the Latin for “dew” (ros) and “sea” (marinus), or “dew of the sea”. Fresh or dried leaves are used in traditional Italian cuisine. They have a bitter, astringent taste and a characteristic aroma which complements many cooked foods.
I use my iron skillet on high heat to sear both sides of the chops for a golden brown “crust” and to seal in the juices. We like ours cooked rare to medium rare. So it takes little of no time to prepare these delicious chops.
Lamb chops can be expensive, but well worth it, so when planning a meal that includes lamb chops, be aware of the cost.
Eat This With That
Here I have served this lamb dish with Rosemary & Garlic Oven Potatoes and a side of Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts, with tomatoes and avocado on the side. You can serve a side salad or another vegetable of your choosing.
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
- 4-5 small Lamb chops
- 1 tablespoons Extra virgin Olive oil
- 1 tablespoon dried or fresh rosemary
- 1 clove garlic
- Add olive oil to a cast iron skillet (you can use other pans). Heat on high. Meanwhile, rub your chops with cloves of garlic. Salt and pepper to taste, both sides of the chops. Reduce heat to medium-high heat and place the lamb chops in the hot skillet. Sprinkle the rosemary on top of the chops.
- Sear the first side for about 2 minutes. Turn and sear the second side for 2 minutes. Continue to cook, lower the heat to medium and cook for another 2 minutes. If rare is what your looking for, remove the chops at this point. If medium-rare is more to your likening, flip and cook another 2 minutes and so on until you have the doneness your want.