Lamb Chops with Lemon Honey Thyme Marinade

Servings:
4
Marinate Time:
4 hrs. - overnight
Prep Time:
5 mins.
Cook Time:
20 mins.

Ingredients

  • 4 American Lamb chops (loin, rib, sirloin or shoulder)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan, combine honey, lemon juice, olive oil, thyme, mustard, salt, and pepper flakes. Over medium heat, bring to a slight simmer; remove from heat immediately. Cool. Set aside 1/4 of the marinade for later use.
  2. Pierce lamb chops with a fork several times on all sides. Place chops in a plastic food storage bag; coat with marinade. Marinate at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove chops, discarding remaining marinade.
  3. Cook times will vary depending on thickness of chops. For 1” chops, broil or grill chops over medium heat for approximately 4 to 6 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Or, pan-fry chops then transfer to a baking sheet; finish cooking at 400° until desired doneness. Brush with warmed reserved marinade before serving.


Source: American Lamb Board