Pan Seared Lamb Chops

Pan Seared Lamb Chops 1

My husband surprised me and my daughter by cooking this amazing, tender and aromatic Lamb chops for Valentines day. We enjoyed it with Mushroom Risotto and feasted on a box of chocolates.

Just remember to not overcook the lamb chops. Cooking on 3 minutes on each side resulted in a medium rare lamb chops that was juicy and tender. My husband followed the recipe from Sprouts site.



  • Garlic cloves – 2 cloves minced and 4 whole cloves
  • Fresh Thyme – 1 tbsp,finely minced. Plus few sprigs
  • Lamb chops – 8
  • Salt – to taste
  • Olive oil – 1 + 1/2 tbsps
  • Freshly ground black pepper – to taste


    • Mix minced cloves and minced thyme together in a bowl.
    • Wash the lamb chops and line them on a tray.
    • Rub the garlic-thyme mixture on both sides of the lamb chops.
    • Season the lamb chops with salt.

Pan Seared Lamb Chops 2

    • Cover and refrigerate for 1 – 3 hours.
    • Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
    • Add the chops, the 4 whole garlic(or minced) and a few sprigs of thyme.
    • Season with pepper.

Pan Seared Lamb Chops 4

    • Cook for 3 minutes per side for medium rare lamb chops. Do not over cook.

Pan Seared Lamb Chops 5

  • Serve immediately.

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