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Grilled Oregano-Lemon Lamb Chops with Orzo

Photo: Susie Cushner
Prep time 15 mins
Other time 2 hrs, 15 mins
Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 4-ounce lamb rib chops (or 4 8-ounce loin chops)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 whole lemons, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano (or 2 teaspoons dried oregano)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound orzo
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • Tsatsiki

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 44 mg
  • calories 683
  • caloriesfromfat 0 %
  • carbohydrate 86 g
  • cholesterol 88 mg
  • fat 18 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • iron 6 mg
  • protein 43 mg
  • satfat 7 g
  • sodium 157 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the orzo and the tomato in a shallow dish. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.

  2. In a large stove-top grill pan or in the broiler, grill the rib chops 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium rare, 4 to 5 minutes for medium to medium well. (For loin chops, grill 5 to 6 minutes for medium rare, 7 to 8 minutes for medium to medium well.)

  3. Meanwhile, prepare the orzo according to the package instructions for 4 servings. Add the tomato, stir, and season to taste with salt. Serve hot with the chops, accompanied by the Tsatsiki.