Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 lamb chops, about 1/2 cup potatoes, and 1 cup broccoli)

Lamb loin chops look like little T-bone steaks and are leaner than rib or shoulder chops. You could also ask your butcher to cut boneless “steaks” from a leg of lamb, another lean cut. If you can’t find lamb, two (8-oz.) sirloin steaks will work; cook for about 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare. A generously spiced main calls for quick and simple sides, here just crispy golden potatoes and steamed broccoli. Roasted carrots or pearled couscous would also be delicious.  

How to Make It

Step 1

Place 1 tablespoon water and potatoes in a medium microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at high 4 minutes or until tender. Spread potatoes in a single layer on a paper towel-lined baking sheet; let dry 3 minutes.

Step 2

Combine 1 tablespoon oil, cumin, turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly over lamb chops.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Add lamb chops to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until desired degree of doneness. Remove chops from pan; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 4

Return pan to medium-high. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp.

Step 5

Cook broccoli according to package directions. Place broccoli, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and butter in a bowl; toss to coat. Serve with lamb, potato mixture, and lemon wedges.

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