Spice Rubbed Lamb Chops

Lamb chops are not something we have all that often, though we both love them.  This was a great, quick dinner from Serious Eats – perfect for a weeknight (we were in a hurry to get to our Halloween party!), came out really well with very little effort.  We had them with lemon feta green beans and mashed cauliflower.


  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 small lamb chops

Stir together garam masala, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 2 teaspoons salt in a small bowl. Rub lamb chops with 1 tablespoon canola oil. Sprinkle chops on both sides with the spice mixture, and then use your hands to rub the mixture in.

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a large cast-iron skillet over high heat until just starting to smoke. Add as many of the lamb chops as will fit in one layer. Cook until browned on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and brown on the other side, another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and set aside. Repeat process with any remaining chops.


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