Giant Lamb Loin Chops
- King of Northern Blvd Apr 7, 2007 02:48 PM
I bought these today at Costco. They are about 2-2 1/2" thick. I am planning on pan searing and throwing them in the oven tomorrow for dinner. I don't have a broiler and a little too chilly for the weber. Should I marinate them? I don't really cook that much lamb and when I do it's those little frenched chops which these definitely are not..
Those are some of the best chops, and so reasonably priced!
I never marinate them, they are extremely flavorful and tender, so they don't need it. They don't need much help at all to showcase the flavor.
All you need to do is rub them with salt and pepper. Throw on a little garlic and rosemary if you like. Rub in just a bit of olive oil and throw into your hot pan. No need to finish off in the oven either, unless you need them well done. Cook them in the pan 5-6 minutes per side and you'll have perfectly medium rare chops.
I think the perfect accompianment to these is a garlicky mint-yogurt sauce and couscous.
Here's the recipe for the sauce if you'd like to try it:
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 minced garlic clove
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
sprinkle of salt
Combine them all together. Let sit 30 minutes for flavors to meld.