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Lamb Loin Chops with Garlic

Mediterranean-style dinner that you can make in 30 minutes!  Lamb loin chops naturally have so much savory flavor, you don't have to add too much to enhance it.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 488 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 4 lamb loin chops
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  1. Allow lamb loin chops sit on the counter at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.  In other words, take them out of refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking.

  2. Combine 3 tablespoons olive oil, minced garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl, and mix. Rub lamb loin chops with this mixture. 

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet (I used stainless steel skillet) until hot. Add lamb loin chops and cook on high heat about 3 minutes on one side, then turn over and cook for 3 minutes on the other side. Use splatter screen, if needed. 

  4. Then, reduce the heat to low, flip the lamb chops back to the other side, and let them cook on low heat for about 5 more minutes.  

  5. Remove the skillet from heat, cover with lid. Leave the chops in the skillet, off heat, covered for about 10-15 minutes.

  6. After 10 minutes, check the lamb loin chops for doneness. They should have a nice pink color when cut in the center (not raw). The internal temperature of chops should register at 145 F. If the lamb chops are still raw, continue cooking, covered, on medium heat for another 5-10 minutes, until they are properly cooked.

  7. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Lamb Loin Chops with Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 645mg28%
Potassium 281mg8%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.