Rosemary Marinated Lamb Chops Recipe -
Rosemary Marinated Lamb Chops Recipe
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Rosemary Marinated Lamb Chops

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"These elegant but easy loin lamb chops are marinated then quickly cooked in a skillet. Crushed Rosemary is just the right herb to complement the other savory flavors in this lamb marinade."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    1 hr


  1. Mix crushed rosemary, thyme, black pepper, garlic powder and salt in a bowl. Add onion, orange juice, white wine and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Whisk together and reserve 1/2 cup marinade mixture for later use.
  2. Place lamb chops in self-closing plastic bag; add marinade. Turn to coat. Refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes. Remove lamb from marinade and blot dry with a paper towel. (Do not remove onion pieces from chops).
  3. Heat remaining oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Place lamb in skillet. Sear one side of lamb approximately 4 minutes or until well browned. Turn chops over and cook 4 minutes longer or until desired doneness. Add reserved marinade and simmer 2 minutes. Remove lamb to a serving plate. Pour reduced marinade over lamb.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 18, 2005

This recipe was AMAZING! I used 8 shoulder chops, which were a lot cheaper but supposed to be tougher; however, mine came out extremely tender. I tripled the recipe, except for the onion, so my chops could literally swim in the marinade. I also used fresh minced garlic instead of the powder. I marinated them for over 5 hours and cooked them on the gas grill (I HIGHLY recommend grilling them). I seared both sides first on high heat then turned the grill down to low, closed the lid and let them cook for several minutes. Turned them over for several minutes more. While cooking I drizzled additional marinade over them. Let me tell you, these were soooo incredibly good that we couldn't stop eating them! My husband called them "wonderful" and said that it was like eating at a fine restaurant. These came out better tasting than the leg of lamb I roast at Easter, which we all love and look forward to. Next Easter I'm going to marinade my leg of lamb in this overnight and slow roast it in the grill. I think the key to success with this recipe is a long marinade time. The longer the better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 05, 2008

These were ok, the dressing on the side was the best. I think the lamb needed a little more flavor. Lamb is one of my favorite meats. Cook time as also off. I marinated for about 8 hours. I will make again with some changes, for instance adding salt and pepper to the meat and making more of the marinade to cook on the side.


98 Ratings

Oct 09, 2003

This was really good. I would suggest using red wine instead of white wine, however. I've made it with both and the red-wine-version was much more tastier.

Jun 07, 2005

I made this recipe last night, and it was very good. I had some dollar-a-pound lamb-shoulder chops, so I marinated them all day (about 8 hours) to tenderize them; then we barbecued them on a charcoal grill. They were tender and tasty. I found that they needed a little more cooking than the recipe advises; and, next time, I'll use powdered thyme and fresh rosemary so that the marinade/sauce isn't "gritty." Also, because I didn't have any wine, I used about 2T of balsamic vinegar, and it worked fine. Very flavorful recipe.

Nov 04, 2003

This is a great recipe! Easy to make and even better to eat. The rosemary compliments the mild flavor of the lamb quite nicely. I serve with herbed red potatoes and sauted zuccini. Even my picky 10 year old ate it up.

Jan 23, 2003

Delicious! This was absolutely outstanding. I must say this is probably one of the best meals I've had. The herbs blend together perfectly to create an excellent taste all around. The Lamb Chops came out very tender and delicious. Will make this a winter regular.

Nov 07, 2003

I made this with shoulder chops instead of loin and I would definately recommend using the loin chops OR removing the meat from the bone beforehand (as another reviewer mentioned) Because I used shoulder chops, I marinated the meat overnight - was tender and delicous. This recipe is REALLY EASY.

Sep 22, 2002

The chops were delicious. I never knew Lamb could be so good. I really liked that you didn't have to marinade over night. The sauce was marvelous. My chops were about 1" thick and they were cooked to medium with this recipe. It will become one of my favorites for sure.


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  • Calories
  • 363 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.2 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 30.5 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 15.9 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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