Preparing lamb chops, or any meat for that matter is deceptively simple. Take a peace of meat and apply heat to it until it’s done, that’s it. How to apply heat? You can use stove top, oven, grill, slow cooker or open fire at the entrance to the cave like back in the day. When the meat is done? According to the health regulations when inside of the meat reaches 155°F (68°C). Now here comes the tricky part, how to actually do that in order to get tasty juicy tender perfect lamb chops. First thing is seasoning, you could just season it with salt and pepper and cook it right away. But to get really great flavor you should marinate the meat for couple hours. Simple marinade made from lemon, garlic, rosemary, chili flakes, and olive oil will greatly enhance the flavor without overpowering the natural taste of meat. Mix it well and pour it over lamb chops. Next thing is cooking it just right. You want well-browned crust, tender but sufficiently cooked middle and you want to lose moisture as little as possible. Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops In order to do that in a cast iron skillet you need to preheat it. Cast iron has excellent heat retention properties which makes it excellent for cooking but it needs time to warm up. So when you put your cast iron skillet on the stove top give it time, as a rule of thumb don’t start cooking until skillets handle is to warm to hold with your bare hand. For flipping chops always use grilling tongs. Do not use a fork as it will let out all of the juices you are trying to keep in. And use the “hand test” to determine doneness of your grilled lamb chops. If your lamb chop feel like the base of your thumb it’s medium rare. If your lamb chop feel like the middle of your palm it’s medium. Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops 2014-06-09 14:22:08 Serves 4 Tender and juicy lamb chops with rosemary crust, the perfect way to prepare your chops Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 1 hr Cook Time 15 min Total Time 1 hr 15 min Prep Time 1 hr Cook Time 15 min Total Time 1 hr 15 min Ingredients 12 single rib chops 2 tbsp olive oil For marinade 2 tbsp rosemary , chopped 1 tbsp lemon zest ½ tbsp chili flakes 1 garlic clove 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper Instructions To prepare the marinade, place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Pour it over the lamb chops and refrigerate for an hour. Heat the cast iron pan over high heat. When is pan hot enough , add 2 tbsp of olive oil and place the chops. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Using a grilling tong, flip the chops, cook for another 3 minutes and remove from the heat. Let it rest for 10 minutes before serving. So Good Blog http://www.sogoodblog.com/ SummaryRecipe NameHow to cook perfect lamb chops? Published On 2014-08-21Preparation Time 01:15Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 01:30Average Rating 3 Based on 2 Review(s) The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Zorica L. Nutella lover, coffee addict and a dreamer in love with photography Latest posts by Zorica L. (see all) Cereal Cookies – add some razzle dazzle to your breakfast routine - January 7, 2015 Breakfast Smoothie – the most nutritious way to begin your day - January 6, 2015 White Bean Salad – a great pantry salad - January 2, 2015 Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.