Cassandra's Lamb Chops

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    This dish is absolutely superb! I've always loved lamb and I bought it at the store not knowing what to do with it so I used my imagination. It's moist and tender, full of flavour.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 lamb chops
    • 2 bulbs roasted garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 350ml olive oil for marinating
    • 250ml red wine
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:23hr15min  ›  Ready in:1day 

    1. Place lamb chops in a shallow dish, and smear both sides with roasted garlic. Season with thyme, salt and pepper. Cover with olive oil, and refrigerate overnight.
    2. Remove chops and marinade from dish, and scrape off the oil, which will have partially solidified in the refrigerator. Place the chops back in the dish, and cover with red wine. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
    3. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large heavy pan over medium-high heat. Saute chopped onion until tender. Place the lamb chops into the pan, cover, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes on each side.

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    Made only a couple of changes - roasted the garlic with olive oil and Italian Herbs. I mixed the olive oil and red wine together, added the oil from the garlic and a dash more Italian Herbs. I had two racks of baby lamb, so I split them, rubbed them with the roasted garlic and marinated them for about 5 hours. They were awesome. Made an easy port/red wine sauce to go with. Thanks Cassandra! This was my first go at lamb - great base recipe!  -  18 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband loves lamb so I thought I would give this a try. It was very easy to make and my husband loved it...I will definitely make it again. I made 4 chops instead of 2, but didn't change the amount of garlic, used the same amount of oil and just poured the wine in until it covered the chops.  -  23 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was really excited after reading the reviews for this. I have made lamb with wine before and didn't think there was much risk. I wasn't impressed at all and won't be making again, I have to agree with the previous reviews; waste too much olive oil and the combination of thyme and red wine did nothing for me. Sorry.  -  27 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)