Recipes and Cooking Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops with Lavender 5.0 (1) Add your rating & review When entertaining, try the make ahead directions for this recipe. If you don't have lavender on hand, finely shredded lemon peel will also work for the rub. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 1, 2006 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 45 mins Grill Time: 12 mins Total Time: 57 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 16 - 20 lamb rib or loin chops, cut 1 inch thick (4 to 5 lb.) 1 tablespoon dried lavender or finely shredded lemon peel 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed 1 ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon sea salt or salt 4 bulb garlic, separated into cloves and peeled 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 lemons, halved (optional) Fresh lavender (optional) Directions Trim fat from chops. In a small bowl combine dried lavender, Italian seasoning, pepper, and sea salt. Rub onto lamb chops. Cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours. In a medium skillet cook garlic cloves in hot oil over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and soft, stirring occasionally and turning down heat if oil splatters. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm. Meanwhile, for a charcoal grill, place meat on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals and grill until desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling. Allow 12 to 14 minutes for medium-rare doneness (145 degrees F) and 15 to 17 minutes for medium doneness (160 degrees F). (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place meat on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as above.) Transfer to serving plates. Spoon garlic cloves on grilled chops. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on chops, top with fresh lavender. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Tips Prepare lamb through step 1. Cover and chill up to 4 hours. Peel garlic; cover and chill up to 24 hours. To serve, grill lamb and cook garlic as directed above. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 215 Calories 12g Fat 6g Carbs 21g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 215 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 64mg 21% Sodium 263mg 11% Total Carbohydrate 6g 2% Protein 21g Vitamin C 4.7mg 24% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 2.3mg 13% Potassium 301mg 6% Folate, total 16.1mcg Vitamin B-12 1.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.