People generally have a strong opinion about lamb. Baby sheep … fluffy, white, cute. But let’s get serious here, we like to eat all sorts of charismatic fauna. The thing with lamb is that when it is not prepared properly, it has that distinct, slightly acerbic lamb stench. But lamb can also be something special.
After a hectic work week, Little Miss came to visit me and I dragged her to Costco. As we wheeled past the meat section, we could not resist the lamb chops.
I generously salt and peppered the chops and Little Miss made a yogurt, dijon mustard, garlic, parsley, rosemary, lemon marinade for them.
We left the marinade on for about 2 hours, then we seared the chops in some olive oil and then stuck them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 min. We let them rest for about 10 min and sliced them up!
The result: Flavorful, beautifully browned on the outside and moist medium rare on the inside with no weird lamb stench. Only lamby goodness.