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15 Minute Rosemary Lamb Chops

There is just no better complement than rosemary to lamb. It is delicious. This recipe will give you a way to enjoy the healthy benefits of lamb and rosemary in just 15 minutes with very little effort. Our Quick Broil method makes this dish very fast and easy. If you like lamb, you will love this dish.

15 Minute Rosemary Lamb Chops Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

12 lamb chops
6 TBS fresh lemon juice
3 TBS chopped fresh rosemary,
3 medium cloves garlic pressed, ¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper


  1. Mix together lemon juice, rosemary, pressed garlic, salt and pepper. Rub lamb chops with mixture. Set aside on plate. (you might want to prepare the rest of your meal at this point)
  2. Preheat broiler on high heat, and place a metal oven-proof pan big enough to hold lamb chops under heat to get hot, about 5-7 inches from the heat source. Heat pan for about 10 minutes.
  3. Once pan is hot, place lamb chops in pan, and return to broiler for about 4-5 minutes, depending on thickness of lamb. Lamb is cooked quickly as it is cooking on both sides at the same time. This is our (Quick Broil) cooking method.

    Serves 4

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Healthy Cooking Tips: You can refer to our Quick Broil animation for more details on this cooking method. Make sure your pan has had a chance to get very hot for best results. This seals in the juices of the lamb and makes it moist. This recipe is created for a quick and easy meal. If you can plan ahead the lamb is even more tender and flavorful if given a chance to marinate for a few hours. A good rule of thumb when testing lamb for doneness is try not to cut into it while cooking as it releases its juices. The more done the lamb is the firmer to the touch it will be when pressed. This takes a little practice at first to know just how firm medium is. Also, it will continue to cook after removing from the heat, so remove while it is still a little less done than your personal preference. You can also use an instant reading thermometer. It doesn’t release as much juice as cutting when used. Medium rare is about 145 degrees.
This page was updated on: 2003-12-29 16:07:12
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