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Broiled Lamb Shoulder Chops

One of Susan's passions is cooking and creating new recipes for family and friends.

Lamb chops have always been one of my favorite meals. When I was growing up, it was a treat to have these for dinner, and it was one of my dad's favorite meals. He always had to have a mint sauce to go along with it—but personally, I'm not a big fan of this sauce.

I prefer to use lamb shoulder chops rather than the regular lamb chops for two reasons. First, the shoulder chops are usually less expensive; and second, you get more meat per chop. This recipe I am sharing here, however, can be used for either type of chop.

In this recipe, we will first marinate the chops and then cook them under the broiler in the oven.

Broiled lamb shoulder chops with asparagus, roasted sweet potatoes, and an arugula salad

Broiled lamb shoulder chops with asparagus, roasted sweet potatoes, and an arugula salad

  • Broiled lamb shoulder chops
  • Asparagus
  • Roasted sweet potatoes
  • Arugula salad

Cook Time (Including Marinating Time)

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

1 hour 16 min

1 hour 31 min

6 servings (2 chops per serving)

Cooking Chart for Lamb

Doneness LevelFahrenheit Temperature

Rare

135°

Medium-rare

140° - 150°

Medium

160°

Well done

165° and above

ingredients for a complete meal

ingredients for a complete meal

Ingredients

  • 13 shoulder lamb chops (use fewer if you don't need this many)
  • 6 garlic cloves, grated into a puree
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • Fresh ground pepper
Marinade for the lamb

Marinade for the lamb

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Marinating the lamb shoulder chops

Marinating the lamb shoulder chops

Instructions

  1. Making the lamb marinade: Grate the garlic cloves into a puree. In a small bowl, combine the garlic puree with extra virgin olive oil, chopped shallots, and fresh ground pepper. Whisk all the ingredients together really well.
  2. Place the lamb shoulder or lamb chops in a marinating dish and coat both sides of the lamb chops with the marinade. I used a teaspoon to apply the marinade and then with the back of the teaspoon rubbed the marinade into the meat really well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Heat oven to broil with the rack on the second level away from the broiler.
  5. Broil for about 8 minutes and turn over and continue to broil for another 8 minutes, or until the internal meat is 160°.

Steamed Asparagus Recipe

  1. Clean and prepare fresh asparagus spears.
  2. Place a pot with a steamer basket on the stove with at least an inch of water in the bottom and bring to a boil.
  3. Place the asparagus into the basket and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  4. While this is cooking chop 1 garlic clove and mix it into 1 tsp. of butter. Set aside.
  5. Remove the asparagus from the steamer basket and put it back into the pot.
  6. Add the garlic butter and toss. Cover and let sit until ready to serve.
Garlic and butter mixed together

Garlic and butter mixed together

Steamed asparagus with garlic butter

Steamed asparagus with garlic butter

Arugula Salad

Salad Ingredients

  • 4-6 cups arugula
  • 1 medium tomato chopped, or grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 4-6 thin slices sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (I used unsalted)

Salad Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing: In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and whisk well. Set aside while preparing the salad.
  2. In a salad bowl, combine the arugula, tomato, and onion.
  3. Toss with the salad dressing.
  4. Sprinkle with the sunflower seeds.
  5. Serve and enjoy.
Arugula salad

Arugula salad

Do you like lamb?

© 2013 Susan Zutautas

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