Lemon-Oregano Lamb Chops

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Lemon-Oregano Lamb Chops Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark
Thirty minutes and five ingredients are all you need to get this fresh-flavored lamb dish on the dinner table. Nestle an oregano sprig under each serving for a lively garnish. A side of orzo pilaf rounds out the menu.
4 servings (serving size: 2 chops)

Ingredients

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2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 garlic clove, minced
8 (4-ounce) lamb loin chops, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray

Preparation

Prep: 40 Minutes

1. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, and garlic in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add lamb to bag, turning to coat. Seal and marinate at room temperature 15 minutes, turning occasionally.

2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove lamb from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle lamb evenly with salt and pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add lamb to pan, and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Orzo pilaf: Combine 2 cups cooked orzo, 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion, 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; toss well to coat.

Created date

July 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 220
Fat 10.4 g
Satfat 3.5 g
Monofat 4.9 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 28.7 g
Carbohydrate 1.1 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 90 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Sodium 375 mg
Calcium 23 mg