Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 2 (serving size: 2 chops and about 1/3 cup sauce)

Lamb loin chops look like miniature T-bone steaks and are much leaner than lamb shoulder chops. If you can't find them, you can substitute 2 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut 1 garlic clove in half. Rub cut sides of garlic evenly over lamb chops. Combine 2 teaspoons oil, coriander seeds, and thyme in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly over lamb chops. Let stand 8 minutes.

Step 2

Mince remaining garlic clove. Sprinkle minced garlic with 1/8 teaspoon salt; mash with the side of a knife to form a paste. Combine garlic paste, remaining 2 teaspoons oil, juice, mint, honey, red pepper, and yogurt in a small bowl.

Step 3

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove lamb chops from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle lamb chops with remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add lamb chops to pan; grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with yogurt mixture.

Ratings & Reviews

Very good

April 26, 2018
Simple to prepare. I did marinate longer, about 90 minutes.  We found the yogurt sauce was a bit too much; would probably halve that next time.  Served with grilled asparagus and some roasted garlic couscous. 

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June 30, 2015
My husband and I are lamb fans and eat lamb chops regularly so when a new recipe comes up, we are game to give it a try.  The chops were easy and made up very similar to what we normally do, but it was the yogurt sauce that gave it a nice change of pace.  It is actually the same yogurt sauce you get with a gyro, but to have it with these lamb chops it was a different (and healthier) way to get that gyro flavor.  My only minor complaint is it makes up twice as much yogurt sauce than we found we needed.