Right before we head out for the holidays we like to have a special meal just the two of us at “our home”.  We cook something special, open a bottle of bubbly and exchange gifts.  It is a nice way to ease into the crazy holiday schedule.

Herb Crusted Lamb Chops 1 1209

When we received the package from Annie at Lava Lake Lamb, we put aside some French Rib Chops, just for this occasion.  I love French Rib Chops as I feel they really dress up a casual meal, they are so elegant in presentation and tender in taste.  I use to make this particular recipe often, many years ago but have not done so in a while.  I love the combination of the orange zest, garlic, and rosemary with the creamiest of the lamb.  As well, being grass-fed lamb, there is a nice sweet grassiness that is very pleased with this combination of herbs.  I decided to serve this dish with mashed sweet potatoes that we simply prepared with a little butter, milk, and salt.  This meal would make for an elegant but simple New Year’s Eve meal.

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Herb Citrus Crusted Lamb Chops


4 organic lamb french rib chops

1 orange, peel zested

4 garlic cloves, crushed

rosemary, a handful, minced

olive oil

maldon sea salt to taste

How To:

Mix zest, garlic, and rosemary together in a bowl.

Pat dry the lamb chops and coat very well with the herb mixture.

Heat a grill pan until hot, drizzle a small amount of olive oil into the pan.  Sear each side of the chops until golden brown, about 3 – 4 minutes, depending on how pink you like the centers.

Remove from heat.

Sprinkle with salt.




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