Rosemary-Garlic Lamb Loin Chops

Prep Time:
20 mins
Broil Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Tomato-Balsamic Rice, recipe below (optional)

  • 4 lamb loin chops, cut 1-1/2 to 2 inches thick (1-3/4 to 2 lb. total)

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

  • Rosemary sprigs (optional)

Tomato-Balsamic Rice

  • 2 cup water

  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine or long grain rice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, drained

  • ½ cup frozen peas

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. Prepare Tomato-Balsamic Rice. Meanwhile, arrange oven rack so that the top of the chop surface is 4 to 5 inches from the heat when placed on a broiler pan. Make sure to account for the height of broiler pan and chops. Preheat broiler.

  2. Coat the top of broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Rub both sides of the chops with half of each of the the snipped rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper. Broil chops for 18 to 20 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in chops registers 145 degrees F (medium-rare doneness), turning occasionally to brown evenly.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add tomatoes and remaining half of the snipped rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook about 5 minutes or until the tomatoes just begin to soften. Stir in vinegar.

  4. Serve chops with tomatoes, and Tomato-Balsamic Rice. Top with rosemary sprigs. Makes 4 servings.

Tomato-Balsamic Rice

  1. In a medium saucepan combine water, uncooked jasmine or long grain rice, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 18 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano; frozen peas; and balsamic vinegar. Cover; let stand 5 minutes to heat through. Makes about 4 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

484 Calories
39g Fat
5g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 484
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 388mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 12.4mg 62%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 581mg 12%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 3.2mcg
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.