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Since I was a little girl, I always enjoyed the family gathering for Easter dinner. Today was no different, it was a beautiful day in Tampa, and I was so blessed to have my brother and his family around to celebrate that special holiday with us.
One of the highlights of our dinner was some delicious roasted lambs served with a minty sauce. The meat was so tender and well-seasoned.
Roasted lamb chops with mint sauce
2 lbs. lamb chops
3 Tbsp of extra virgin Olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp of powdered onion
2 tsp pepper flakes
1 tsp of dried oregano
A sprig of Rosemary leaves stripped and finely minced
1 tsp of Dried Thyme
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Salt and Pepper
In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 tbs of the olive oil, rosemary, lemon zest and juice, dried oregano, dried thyme, powdered onion, pepper flakes, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add the lamb chops and let them marinate for one hour.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of the extra virgin Olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add the lamb. Cook them until they are brown for about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the lamb chops for 15 minutes. Transfer lamb to the serving platter. Allow them to cool for a few minutes while you make your mint oil.
For the mint oil, simply combine a ¼ cup of mint leaves, 3 tbsp of extra virgin Olive oil, 1 tsp of lemon zest, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth. Drizzle the mint oil over the lamb.
Have you made anything special for Easter dinner, share with me.
Looking delicious as always. I hope mine will look as tasty as yours when I finally decide to try out the recipe.
It will, I am sure, Nahashon!
Sounds amazing to me!!! I would gobble this up, NO PROBLEM 🙂 I do love meat though!
Me too, Gigi!
Sounds like a delicious dish – perfect for a family gathering! We had a roast dinner on Easter Sunday, which was yummy!
I wish you could share some with me, Kate!
We have so much mint growing in the garden. This looks like a perfect use for some of it! We don’t do traditional Easter meals, but I would try this any weekend!
I love mint, Stephanie, now, I can grow it yearlong.
I so wish I liked lamb chops! I have tried them so many times and just cant!
I can understand, Neely, my older one loves lamb, my younger one not as much like her.
This sounds absolutely amazing. I’ve been on a diet and I can seriously go for some of this right now!
When you are on a diet or fasting, food can be tempting, Nicole!
Wow I have tasted lamb meat before and I so much love it that I can’t stop myself from eating it. Having a nice with the family is always fun.
It sure is, Lydia!
Wow, this is such an easy recipe ? I love when you chefs share such simple recipe with us, thank youuuuuu☺ I also liked your Easter special table setting, beautiful ?
I just love to cook lol, it’s therapeutic for me in a way.
I really want to try to make something with lamb. I had lamb curry before and it was wonderful. I need to hunt down lamb as it is rare here in Japan.
I had lamb curry at my friend’s BD party once, it was truly delicious, Aisasami.
I love lamb chops. They are one of my favorite Easter dishes. This looks super yummy.
I have been looking everywhere for a good lamb and mint recipe and finally found it! Thank you – the flavors are fantastic and this was easy to make!
I am glad you enjoyed the recipe, Bree!
My other half is a massive lamb fan. IO bet he would scoff these lamb chops down in record time xx
I wouldn’t blame him, Melanie, it’s delicious!
I have always wanted to try making lamb chops at home. And this sounds delicious. I will have to check to see where I can get some good lamb locally.
Hope you can find so you can put your chef skills into practice, David!