how to cook lamb chops in oven
Elevate your special occasion with our Oven-Baked Lamb Chops recipe. These succulent, perfectly seasoned lamb chops are roasted to tender, juicy perfection in the oven. Impress your guests with this elegant and flavorful dish.
- 4 lamb chops
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Baking sheet
- Aluminum foil
- Cooking thermometer
Preparing the Lamb Chops:
- Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Season the Chops: Rub the lamb chops with olive oil, minced garlic, fresh rosemary, and thyme. Season generously with salt and pepper. Ensure the lamb chops are well coated with the seasoning.
- Let Them Rest: Allow the seasoned lamb chops to rest at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes. This helps them cook more evenly.
- Prepare the Baking Sheet: Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
- Baking Time: Place the seasoned lamb chops on the baking sheet and transfer them to the preheated oven.
- Roast: Roast the lamb chops for about 12-15 minutes for medium-rare (internal temperature of 145°F or 63°C) or longer if you prefer a different level of doneness. Use a cooking thermometer to ensure they reach your desired level of doneness.
- Resting Period: Remove the lamb chops from the oven and let them rest for 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, keeping the chops moist and flavorful.
- Plate and Garnish: Plate the lamb chops and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary or thyme for an elegant touch.
- Side Dishes: Serve with your favorite sides like mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad.
- Ensure the lamb chops are at room temperature before cooking for even cooking.
- Adjust the cooking time based on your preferred level of doneness. Use a thermometer to be precise.
- You can marinate the lamb chops in the seasoning for a few hours or overnight for enhanced flavor.
Here’s the approximate nutrition information for one serving of Oven-Baked Lamb Chops (assuming this recipe makes 4 servings):
- Calories: 320
- Total Fat: 23g
- Cholesterol: 85mg
- Sodium: 70mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 1g
- Dietary Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 0g
- Protein: 27g
Note: The nutrition facts are approximate and may vary based on the specific brands of ingredients you use.
Our Oven-Baked Lamb Chops recipe is a mouthwatering choice for your special occasions. The combination of garlic and fresh herbs infuses the lamb with incredible flavor, making it a memorable dish for your guests. Enjoy!