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Pan Fried Cumin Lamb Chops

Pan Fried Cumin Lamb Chops

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One of my favorite meals is this Pan Fried Cumin Lamb Chops made from a rack of lamb! It’s so delicious, looks like it’s super fancy if you are entertaining, and actually really simple to make! There’s lots of different ways to make Rack of Lamb, but my go to is to pan fry it.

About Cumin

There’s a Chinese dish called Cumin Lamb (孜然羊) that is fabulous. Next time you go to an authentic Sichuan restaurant, be sure to try it out! So, I definitely didn’t come up with the flavor combination of cumin and lamb, but boy do I love it – which is why I like to add the cumin when I’m making lamb chops.

Ideas for sides

A simple veggie side goes well with this Pan Fried Cumin Lamb Chops. My go to is Sauteed Mushroom cooked with red wine. I also like making 2 sides with this dish, so my other side is usually something green. Some ideas are: Oven Roasted Asparagus, or Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Of course, potatoes and other greens will work also!

Ideas for wine

I pair red wine with this dish. Technically, I love red wine, so I pretty much pair red wine with almost every dish, but for this one Red is the way to go! Typically, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, or Bordeaux goes very well with Lamb, but obviously if you prefer Pinot Noir, or some other type of red – you do you!

This is really optional though if you are not a fan of cumin. However, I recommend it.

Ingredients

  • 8-rib rack of lamb
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil/fat

Instructions

Cut rack of lambs in to lamb chops. In a bowl, combine the lamb chops with all the spices – salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin powder.

Heat cooking oil or fat in a cast iron skillet on medium high heat. If you don’t have cast iron, this can also be done in a normal skillet.

Once hot, add the lamb chops and let it sear for about 3-4 minutes.

Using tongs, turn the lamb to cook the other side. Let it cook for another 3-4 minutes. I find that this gives me the perfect medium rare on my stove, but you may want to check your temperature, which is an internal temperature of 145 degrees for medium-rare.

Pan Fried Lamb Chops (Rack of Lamb)
Pan Fried Lamb Chops (Rack of Lamb)
Pan Fried Lamb Chops (Rack of Lamb)
Yield: 8 lamb chops

Pan Fried Cumin Lamb Chops

Pan Fried Cumin Lamb Chops

Pan Fried Cumin Lamb Chop is such a tasty dish and actually super easy to make!

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8-rib rack of lamb
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil/fat

Instructions

  1. Cut rack of lambs in to lamb chops. In a bowl, combine the lamb chops with all the spices – salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin powder.
  2. Heat cooking oil or fat in a cast iron skillet on medium high heat. If you don’t have cast iron, this can also be done in a normal skillet.
  3. Once hot, add the lamb chops and let it sear for about 3-4 minute
  4. Using tongs, turn the lamb to cook the other side. Let it cook for another 3-4 minutes. I find that this gives me the perfect medium rare on my stove, but you may want to check your temperature, which is an internal temperature of 145 degrees for medium-rare.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 655Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 172mgSodium: 1315mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 46g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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If you love the taste of lamb, check out these other delicious lamb recipes:

Cumin Lamb Stir Fry

Bitter Melon Lamb Stir Fry

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Donny

Sunday 19th of April 2020

I love lamb chops. Thanks for such an easy recipe!

Yang

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Lamb shops are my favourite, and your seasoning blend is so easy.

Megan Stevens

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Fave, fave, fave dinner, so good! I also grew up eating these, and they're our favorite!

Jean Choi

Monday 13th of April 2020

So flavorful and delicious. I love lamb chops, and the seasoning on this is on point!

Erin

Monday 13th of April 2020

I love the idea of adding cumin to the lamb chops-- such a warm flavor!

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