Garlic Rosemary Lamb Chops and Mini Weekend Update

I skipped the weekend update post this week because, like I said on Facebook, we’ve been binge-watching Breaking Bad since we’re down to the final six episodes. I’ll try to get a few posts out for you this week, even though I’d rather just watch three episodes in a row. 🙂 I finally made some time to bring this Garlic Rosemary Lamb Chops recipe to you, though, so yay for that!

In short, we enjoyed a nice 4-day weekend together (yes, four!), which would’ve been a lot nicer had there been less screaming from a certain 21-month-old girl.

Emme looking innocent
Don’t let her innocent look fool you

So hubby and I called in reinforcements (my dad) and escaped right after nap time one day, staying out long enough to meet up with a couple of friends for drinks later that night. It was much needed.

Dinner at Village Bistro
Delicious happy hour at The Village Bistro, our favorite Santana Row restaurant

On Monday we went to the beach to celebrate the unofficial last day of summer. Thank goodness, the screaming was lessened by enjoying the sand and waves.

The real star of the weekend, though, was making this same dinner again, except with mashed potatoes this time.

garlic rosemary lamb chops with ratatouille and potatoes

I’ve already shared the ratatouille recipe and it’s about time I let you know how to make the most delicious lamb chops you’ve ever had. I’m not even kidding. This recipe is incredibly simple and so delicious. Funny how that works.

I’m not exact in my measurements at all (whenever I have written exact measurements, it’s usually just guessing), so just make sure that each lamb chop has good coverage and it’ll be great.

Trust me, you will be licking the seasoning off the fat and sucking the bones clean to enjoy every last bit of flavor.

Garlic Rosemary Lamb Chops Recipe


-Lamb chops (I buy the Costco pack, however big that is…maybe 8 or 10?)
-Garlic (a whole head should do you, or at least one clove per chop)
-Rosemary (a handful of sprigs)
-Kosher salt, hefty spoonful or two (see how exact I am?)

garlic and rosemary
I used at least 3/4 of both of these


-Heat up your grill.

-Cut lamb chops apart if your purchased them attached (like at Costco).

-Mince garlic (I prefer a garlic press, but do it however you like), finely chop rosemary and pile it all together with some kosher salt.

-Using the flat side of a big, sharp knife, smoosh it all together and scrape it against the cutting board a few times to make a sort of paste.

-Rub the paste all over the lamb chops. This is when you’ll see if you’ve made enough and you can always make more if you need to. You don’t want them to be sparsely covered, so don’t hesitate to make more if you need to (but don’t lay it on thick either…just well seasoned).

-The grill should be nice and hot by now. Grill the chops three minutes per side for medium rare, which is the most you should ever cook lamb.

Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

What were the best lamb chops you ever had?

How exact are your measurements when you cook?

What would you choose for your last meal on earth? This would be mine. I’d throw in some Sicilian olives and maybe a pickle too.

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Comments 5

  • Yum to the lambchops, I need to get some from Costco soon.

    Last meal would have to be Roast Chicken, roast potatoes, carrots (my mum’s way of butter and sugar), with gravy!! My favorite!! I think it would have to include a moist chocolate cake.

    Measurements aren’t too exact, but if I’m making a recipe for the first time I do follow exactly.

  • Wow, that does sound like an easy recipe. We don’t do lamb chops often – almost never – but this is so easy, we might have to give it a try while it’s still warm enough to grill outside.

    Unless I’m baking, my measurements are “more or less”. If I can avoid using the teaspoon/tablespoons, life is good.

    Last meal on earth would be something braised like short ribs with some really really beautiful vegetables (not braised, just cooked simply).

    • I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve cooked lamb at home and I have no idea why that is. I love it so much and the prices at Costco make it affordable for sometimes. Good choice on the braised short ribs!

  • My grandma always made lamp chops! She’d season them with lemon and garlic and broil them in the oven after searing them on the stove first.

    Your dish looks so good! For my last dish, I would chose a decadent cheesy pasta dish thanks to my half Italian heritage I’m sure;)

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