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LAMB CHOPS

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1,730,164 views  This week on Basics, we take a look at cooking up the perfect lamb chop.

4 Servings

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INGREDIENTS

For the Lamb Loin Chops

lamb loin chops

4 lamb loin chops

Kosher salt

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Freshly ground black pepper

vegetable oil

1 tbsp vegetable oil

For the Lamb French Rib Roast

For the Lamb French Rib Roast

roast rack of lamb

1 roast rack of lamb

Kosher salt

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

Freshly ground pepper

vegetable oil

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Olive oil

Olive oil

For the Mint Gremolata

For the Mint Gremolata

Fresh mint, finely chopped

Fresh mint, finely chopped

Fresh parsley, finely chopped

Fresh parsley, finely chopped

Zest  lemon, grated

1 Zest lemon, grated

garlic, crushed

1 clove garlic, crushed

Olive oil

Olive oil

Kosher salt

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

Freshly ground pepper

Red chili flakes (optional)

Red chili flakes (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the Loin Chops

1.

Start by seasoning all of the chops liberally on both sides with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

lamb loin chops

4 lamb loin chops

Kosher salt

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Freshly ground black pepper

2.

In a preheated cast-iron skillet with vegetable oil, place the loin chop pieces in. Flip once a deep golden brown sear is formed. Make sure every side gets a kiss of heat.

vegetable oil

1 tbsp vegetable oil

3.

Cook until the loin chops’ internal temperature reaches 115°F. Plate and serve, ideally with some mint gremolata.

4.

For the French Rib Roast

1.

Start by scraping off any excess meat from each bone using a paring knife or bird's beak knife.

roast rack of lamb

1 roast rack of lamb

2.

Season thoroughly on both sides with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Make sure to season on a plate to help with picking up any excess spice.

Kosher salt

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

Freshly ground pepper

3.

Optional: cut the rib roast in half.

4.

In a preheated cast-iron skillet with vegetable oil, place the two pieces of rib roast into the pan and make sure to get a good sear on all sides.

vegetable oil

1 tbsp vegetable oil

5.

Place the rib roast on their racks and into a 400°F preheated oven. Cook until the lamb roast reaches an internal temperature of 110°F.

6.

Serve on a plate with the mint gremolata sprinkled on top of the lamb or on the side. Drizzle with a little olive oil and serve.

7.

For the Mint Gremolata

1.

Start by finely chopping some fresh mint and parsley and place it into a small bowl.

Fresh mint, finely chopped

Fresh mint, finely chopped

Fresh parsley, finely chopped

Fresh parsley, finely chopped

2.

Grate in the lemon zest, crushed clove of garlic with a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, seasoned with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper and an optional sprinkle of red chili flakes. Whisk to combine.

Zest  lemon, grated

1 Zest lemon, grated

garlic, crushed

1 clove garlic, crushed

Olive oil

Olive oil

Kosher salt

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

Freshly ground pepper

Red chili flakes (optional)

Red chili flakes (optional)

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