Herb Crusted Lamb Chops Recipe

Step 1

Trim and remove excess fat and lightly salt lamb chops.

Step 2

Toast cumin seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan frequently, just until they become golden and fragrant. Grind them in a spice mill or crush with a mortar and pestle.

Step 3

In a shallow Pyrex dish or pie plate, combine cumin with garlic, lemon rind and juice, orange juice, and basil and oil, mixing well. Add the lamb chops, pressing the herb and spice mixture onto both sides of the meat.

Step 4

Marinate at room temperature for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Barbecue chops over charcoal, basting occasionally with marinade. Serve garnished with fresh lemon slices and green basil sprigs.

From 1994 "Shepherd's Garden Seeds Catalog." Pg. 59. Typed for you by Cathy Harned.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 Loin lamb chops; 1" thick
  • 1tb Whole cumin seeds
  • 3 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 1tb Lemon rind; grated
  • 1tb Lemon juice
  • 2tb Orange juice
  • 1/4c Chopped lemon basil or
  • 1/3c Chopped green basil
  • 2tb Olive oil
  • 1 Lemon; sliced
  • 4 Fresh basil sprigs

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