Coriander-Thyme Lamb Chops with Yogurt Sauce

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Coriander-Thyme Lamb Chops with Yogurt SauceRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Lamb loin chops look like miniature T-bone steaks and are much leaner than lamb shoulder chops. If you can't find them, you can substitute 2 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks.

Serves 2 (serving size: 2 chops and about 1/3 cup sauce)


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2 garlic cloves, divided
4 (4-ounce) lamb loin chops
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon honey
Dash of ground red pepper
1 (7-ounce) container plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray


1. Cut 1 garlic clove in half. Rub cut sides of garlic evenly over lamb chops. Combine 2 teaspoons oil, coriander seeds, and thyme in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly over lamb chops. Let stand 8 minutes.

2. Mince remaining garlic clove. Sprinkle minced garlic with 1/8 teaspoon salt; mash with the side of a knife to form a paste. Combine garlic paste, remaining 2 teaspoons oil, juice, mint, honey, red pepper, and yogurt in a small bowl.

3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove lamb chops from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle lamb chops with remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add lamb chops to pan; grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with yogurt mixture.

Created date

March 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 376
Fat 20.8 g
Satfat 5.9 g
Monofat 10.8 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 37 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 97 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 594 mg
Calcium 101 mg