Marinated Lamb Chops

Marinated Lamb ChopsRecipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Chermoula, a North African herb and spice paste, imparts bold flavors with minimal effort.


4 servings (serving size: 2 lamb chops)
Total time: 8 Hours, 20 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 8 Hours, 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 246
Fat 12.9 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Monofat 6.5 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 28.9 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 90 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Sodium 230 mg
Calcium 27 mg


1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 (4-ounce) lamb loin chops, trimmed
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add lamb; seal and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 450°.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove lamb from bag, and discard marinade. Sprinkle both sides of lamb evenly with salt and black pepper. Add half of lamb to skillet, and sauté for 2 minutes or until browned. Transfer lamb, browned side up, to a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining lamb. Bake lamb at 450° for 6 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.