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  • Lamb is mainly composed of protein, but also contains varying amounts of fat.

  • The meat is a high quality protein source, providing all nine essential amino acids your body needs for growth and maintenance.

  • Lamb is also a rich source of both vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, iron, and zinc! 

 RECIPE: Lamb Chops Sizzled with Garlic


  • Eight 1/2-inch-thick lamb loin chops (about 2 pounds), fatty tips trimmed

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • Pinch of dried thyme

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 10 small garlic cloves, halved

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley

  • Pinch of crushed red pepper

How to Make It

Step 1


Season the lamb with salt and pepper and sprinkle lightly with thyme. In a very large skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the lamb chops and garlic and cook over moderately high heat until the chops are browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn the chops and garlic and cook until the chops are browned, about 2 minutes longer for medium meat. Transfer the chops to plates, leaving the garlic in the skillet.


Step 2


Add the water, lemon juice, parsley and crushed red pepper to the pan and cook, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom, until sizzling, about 1 minute. Pour the garlic and pan sauce over the lamb chops and serve immediately.

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