These Cast Iron Grilled Lamb Chops are juicy, tender and so flavorful!!! I never thought I could get restaurant quality lamb chops at home. Serve them with tzatziki, Greek salad or any Mediterranean side dishes. Don't forget lots of garlic & lemon:)).
Course Main Course
Keyword cast iron lamb, grilled lamb chops, grilling in cast iron, lamb chops, mish qingji
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Cast Iron Grilling Square Pan
3tbspsolive oilextra virgin
2fresh oregano twigs
2fresh rosemary twigsadd more twigs for styling platter
salt/pepper enough to rub the chops on both sides
Make sure lamb chops and butter are room temperature.
Cut rosemary and oregano leaves very fine. Mince garlic. Mix butter, rosemary, oregano and garlic to create a butter herb mix.
Put cast iron pan over the stovetop on high heat. Add 1 tbsp of oil after a minute or two.
While the pan is getting hot, pat dry the lamb chops with a paper towel. Dispose the paper towel. Then rub the remaining olive oil over the chops (drizzle so you don't add too much). Add salt, pepper on each lamb chop. Flip over and repeat.
Add lamb chops on the cast iron grill pan, add the remaining garlic too. Sear for 4 minutes on each side then flip over. Don't move them around in the meantime.
Once you have cooked them for 4 minutes on each side, then you can use a digital thermometer to measure internal temperature. Cooking time might vary by the amount of heat you are using or the grilling pan. For the equipment I'm using, it takes about 8 minutes to cook them to rare, 12 minutes to medium and 16 minutes to well-done!
On the last minute of cooking I add the herbed butter and brush it over each lamb chop!!
Turn heat off and remove cast iron pan from the stovetop. Serve lamb chops hot with a garlicky dip or sauce. Side dishes can be greek salad or potatoes. Enjoy:))