Skip the long V-Day lines this year and prepare a nice, romantic dinner at home! These Date Night Herb Crusted Lamb Chops are so flavorful and yummy! The PERFECT dinner for two!
Is everyone getting ready for Valentine’s Day!! It’s only a few days away and I’m getting really excited! Besides Christmas, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays!! Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed this special day! My mom would make us candy baskets and my dad would give us little heart-shaped boxes of chocolates!
At school, some of the kids would get flowers or candy delivered to them…because I wasn’t allowed to date until I was like, 30 lol, I would just sit and watch in admiration! There were times that I thought about sending that stuff to myself buuuut….I guess that would’ve been a little lame! ? I promised myself that when I got older:
I would make sure that Valentine’s Day was special for my whole family; my hubby, my kids, and my dog lol!
I absolutely LOVE my little boys, but me and the hubs don’t get very much alone time! Date nights that actually involve going out, are very rare! Lol! For this Valentine’s Day, I decided to prepare a meal that could easily be cooked at home, but also provide a romantic ambiance! These Date Night Herb Crusted Lamb Chops did just that! We usually cook lamb on the grill, but this time I decided to sear them in my favorite cast iron skillet 15-Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet
Before cooking the lamb chops, I mixed together my herb marinade and rubbed it over each chop. I let them sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes before cooking. The results were AH-MAZING!!! Soooo good!! I chose to pair them with my Roasted Balsamic Asparagus with Feta!
The combination was truly meant-to-be! I usually share all of my meals with the kids, but this time I wanted it to be something special just for me and my hubby! ? So go ahead….light some candles, pour some champagne, and enjoy these Date Night Herb Crusted Lamb Chops!!
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Date Night Herb Crusted Lamb Chops
- 2 lbs lamb rib chops
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley minced
- 1 tsp course sea salt
- 1 tbsp thyme
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Salt/pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp reduced fat margarine
In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, parsley, sea salt, thyme, and onion powder. Mix well and rub evenly over each lamb chop. Place lamb chops in a medium baking dish, cover, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Heat a large skillet to medium heat and add 1 tbsp reduced fat margarine. Add lamb chops to the pan and sear on each side for about 3-4 minutes, depending on thickness and desired doneness. Remember that the temperature will continue to rise as meat rests. Season with salt/pepper to taste.
When done, pair with your favorite side item and enjoy!
*The USDA recommends a safe cooking temperature of 145 degrees for lamb.
Nutritional Information per 1 lamb chop: Calories 240, Carbohydrates 1g, Fat 19g, Protein 13g, Saturated Fat 6g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g