This is a very easy Greek lamb chop recipe. What makes it so delectable is the garlic aroma that you smell when the lamb is being cooked. I must say that is my favorite part. Aside from this, the juices that flow out of the meat, not only when cooking but also when slicing through the cooked lamb, are divine. The lemon, the oregano, and the garlic just come together in a trio of amazing flavors.
What is important to remember when cooking lamb on the stove or even in the oven (στοv φούρνο or stone-foor-noh), is that you do not want to overcook it! Lamb is best when cooked only for a short period of time. I love it medium rare (which is how it is normally served in Greece and also in restaurants). However, I do understand that this is a matter of preference. Try not to go above medium if you can help it. Also, if overcooked, it will lose a lot of the juiciness that you are trying to savor when enjoying the meal.
Serve over a simple arugula salad or on a bed of brown rice and enjoy. καλή όρεξη.
This is a very easy greek lamb chops recipe. There are many variations of this and I’ve tried a lot over the years. Below is one of my favorites and most popular.
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- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 lemon, juice
- 1 garlic, crushed/minced
- ½ teaspoon Sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 4 lamb chops, about 1lb
- In a bowl combine all ingredients (excluding lamb) and mix well.
- Take marinade and coat each side of the lamb.
- Heat oil in pan over med/high heat and cook about 4 mins on each side (or until cooked to liking).