Lamb Loin Chops with Garlic, Shallot and Thyme
Recipe type: Weight Watchers - 5pts
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Serves: 4
  • 4 bone-in lamb loin chops (about 1½ lbs)
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1 small shallot, roughly chopped
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit and remove chops from refrigerator ½ hour before cooking.
  2. Heat a medium cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Season lamb loin chops with salt and pepper and brown in skillet about 4-5 minutes per side, until a nice crust is formed. Brown fat cap side until deep golden and fat is rendered off of it, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour off all of the excess fat, lay loin chops on their sides and place in the oven. Cook for about 4-5 minutes for 125 degrees or until desired temperature is reached. (Note: meat will continue to cook while resting so you should remove from the oven about 10 degrees less than desired final temperature).
  4. Remove chops from skillet and rest on a plate. Heat skillet over medium, being careful not to burn your hands on the hot handle. Add the garlic, shallots and thyme and toss until caramelized and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Spoon over chops and serve.
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