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.
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
Really good. I marinated the chops for about 3 hours before grilling on our Traeger grill. Served with the orzo pilaf. Perfect pairing! I would totally make this for guests but it is just as good for a quick, easy, weeknight dinner.
I made these with the recommended orzo, a Tzatziki yogurt sauce and some pita. What a tasty yet guilt-free weeknight meal. I think we ended up cooking the chops more than 3 min per side. I will definitely make this again.
Gives lamb a wonderful flavor and tenderness. Marinated my chops about an hour.
The recommended side dish is also excellent, though I made it with Israeli couscous (2/3 cup cooked in 6 oz chicken broth) instead of orzo. Added another side of steamed zucchini and red bell peppers for a great meal.
Very easy, very good. I marinated the lamb chops in the refrigerator about 3 hrs, then at room temp for an hour. Nice 'clean' tasting marinade that doesn't overpower the flavor of the lamb. I also made the orzo pilaf, which was very good and complimented the lamb. The other 'side dish' I served was fresh Fava Beans with a drizzle of olive oil. Will definitely make the lamb and the orzo again.
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