Zesty Twist to Your Lamb Chops with a Squeeze of Lemon Juice

This Passover, razzle-dazzle your family with one of our delicious and festive lamb chop recipes! Lamb chops are a great protein that will make any dinner incredible, whether it’s an Easter family gathering or a regular weeknight dinner. And don’t worry – even if you’ve never cooked with lamb, our easy-to-follow recipes guarantee your lamb chops turn out amazing. We suggest seasoning your lamb with a garlic-herb paste for extra flavor – just mix olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs in a food processor (or blender), then let your meat marinate for an hour or two before roasting. Check out our favorite Easter desserts and side dishes to round out your meal; don’t forget all the great ways to use leftover lamb Chops! It’s sure to be a showstopping holiday celebration.

Calling all aspiring chefs! Roasting a rack of lamb for Passover dinner

The perfect way to show off your culinary skills. Fear not, if you’re new to working with this incredible meat, you’ll soon see that it’s simpler than it looks. A distinctively flavorful garlic-herb paste can be made in minutes by combining olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs in a food processor or blender. Give your lamb 40 minutes to soak up the flavors – then place in the oven and get ready to impress!

Make a garlic-herb paste for a huge flavor boost!

Pulse some olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs in a food processor or blender. Let the meat marinate in the paste for an hour or overnight in the refrigerator. Before cooking, set the lamb chops at room temperature so it’ll cook evenly – better than cold meat!

Take the marinated rack of lamb and pop it in the oven at a toasty 450°

It should take around 25 minutes for a nice medium-rare. But make sure to check using a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part; no touching that bone! When done, you should have some tasty medium-rare goodness between 125° and 130°. Mmm, I can’t wait!

It’s important to let it rest! Let your turkey take a well-deserved break before carving to keep all the tasty juices locked in, like with any other meat.

Lamb has a deep and earthy flavor that needs something extra—a zesty squeeze of lemon juice! It takes the whole dish to the next level, giving it a brightness that brings out all the flavors. Trust me; you don’t want to miss this bright, citrusy kick!

Ah, what goes well with lamb?

Well, you can get creative here! Roasted veggies like asparagus are always a tasty choice. Our mushroom risotto is pretty ah-mazing with lamb but go for the farro salad for a healthier option. Spinach salad and crispy roasted potatoes are also perfect accompaniments. Easy and delicious!

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Cooking Directions

  1. Get your food processor out and pulse together garlic, rosemary, thyme, and salt until minced. Then, drizzle in some olive oil to create a paste.
  2. Generously season with salt, the lamb chops all over, and pepper and coat the top with this delicious herb rub. Leave it to marinate for an hour – you should get your oven preheated to 450° meanwhile!
  3. Now it’s time to roast that lamb. 25-30 minutes of roasting will get them to medium rare perfection – or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 125°.
  4. Tent them lightly with foil and let rest for 15 minutes before carving into chops. Top with parsley and serve with lemon wedges for a flavorful burst!


Greetings, all you home cooks! Here’s what you’ll need for your next delicious dinner:

  1. 3 garlic cloves
  2. 3 tablespoons of fresh rosemary leaves
  3. 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves
  4. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (plus some extra for sprinkling
  5. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  6. 2 frenched racks of lamb (about 1 1/4 lb. each)
  7. freshly ground black pepper
  8. freshly chopped parsley to garnish
  9. Fresh lemon juice & lemon wedges to share. Bon appetite!

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Preparation time: 10 MinutesCooking time: 30 MinutesCalories: 250Feeds: 4
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