Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops with Lavender

When entertaining, try the make ahead directions for this recipe. If you don't have lavender on hand, finely shredded lemon peel will also work for the rub.

Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops with Lavender
SERVINGS
8 to 10
PREP TIME
45 mins
Ingredients
  • 16 - 20   lamb rib or loin chops, cut 1 inch thick (4 to 5 lb.)
  • 1   tablespoon dried lavender or finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1   tablespoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1   teaspoon sea salt or salt
  • 4   bulb garlic, separated into cloves and peeled
  • 2   tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2   lemons, halved (optional)
  •  Fresh lavender (optional)
Related Video
How to Make Oven-Fried Pork Chops

Frying pork chops doesn't sound quick and easy, but this recipe takes less than an hour to prepare. Once you taste the results, you'll never be tempted to just stop for a meal on your way home again.

Directions
1. 
Trim fat from chops. In a small bowl combine dried lavender, Italian seasoning, pepper, and sea salt. Rub onto lamb chops. Cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.
2. 
In a medium skillet cook garlic cloves in hot oil over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and soft, stirring occasionally and turning down heat if oil splatters. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm.
3. 
Meanwhile, for a charcoal grill, place meat on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals and grill until desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling. Allow 12 to 14 minutes for medium-rare doneness (145 degrees F) and 15 to 17 minutes for medium doneness (160 degrees F). (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place meat on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as above.) Transfer to serving plates. Spoon garlic cloves on grilled chops. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on chops, top with fresh lavender. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Prepare lamb through step 1. Cover and chill up to 4 hours. Peel garlic; cover and chill up to 24 hours. To serve, grill lamb and cook garlic as directed above.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 215, Fat, total (g) 12, chol. (mg) 64, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 6, Monosaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 21, vit. A (IU) 49, vit. C (mg) 5, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 5, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 16, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2, sodium (mg) 263, Potassium (mg) 301, calcium (mg) 61, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Comments
Back to Top