Grilled Oregano-Lemon Lamb Chops with Orzo

Grilled Oregano-Lemon Lamb Chops with Orzo Recipe
Photo: Susie Cushner


Serves 4

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Other: 2 Hours, 15 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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

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.)

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.


Rori Spinelli-Trovato,

Real Simple

March 2001
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