Makes 4 servings
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ tsp finely grated lemon zest
2 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano or 2 tsp dried
6 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 Tbsp)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
8 4-oz. lamb loin chops, trimmed of all visible fat
Preheat the broiler, grill or grill pan over medium heat. In a small bowl, stir together the oil, lemon juice and zest, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Put the lamb chops in a sealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over them. Move the chops around in the bag so the marinade coats them well. Seal the bag and marinate for 20 minutes to 1 hour at room temperature. Remove the chops from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill or broil the chops for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare or to your desired degree of doneness.
Nutrition facts (per serving): calories 285, fat 15 g (saturated fat 5 g), cholesterol 95 mg, protein 31 g, carbohydrates 3 g, sodium 240 mg
Reprinted with permission from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger, published by The Taunton Press in 2008. Photographs by Christopher Hirsheimer.