Garlic Lemon Oven-Baked Lamb Chops
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 7-10 minutes
Spring is finally here and, while we’re always excited for warmer weather, we’re even more excited this year as it’s our very first season carrying lamb. All our lamb is 100% pasture-raised and grassfed by our Grazing Partner Aurora Farms in San Juan Island, WA. And there’s nothing more classic than a really brightly flavored lamb chop to bring the refreshing change of the season to your table. Check out this easy, mediteranean style recipe for Garlic Lemon Oven-Baked Lamb Chops with a light yogurt mint sauce from and let us know what you think!
Recipe & Photography by Primal Pioneer.
Recipe: Garlic Lemon Oven-Baked Lamb Chops
Elk Bone Broth
- 4 Honest Bison Lamb Chops
- 6 tbsp olive oil – divided
- 4 tbsp lemon juice – divided
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 3 tsp minced garlic
- 1 ½ tsp salt – divided
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (or non-dairy substitute. see notes)
- ½ cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 oz feta cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place the lamb chops into a plastic marinating bag.
- In a bowl, combine 4 tbsp olive oil, 3 tbsp lemon juice, oregano, thyme, rosemary, 1 tsp. salt, and pepper. Pour into the bag with the lamb chops and massage the marinade into the lamb chops, fully covering them all.
- Let marinate for 1 hour.
- While the lamb chops are marinating, make the mint sauce. Add the Greek yogurt, mint leaves, feta cheese, 1 tbsp lemon juice, ½ tsp Salt, and 1 tbsp olive oil to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
- After 1 hour, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the lamb chops from the bag and sear in the heated skillet for one minute per side. Place the seared lamb chops into an oven-safe baking dish and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees F. for medium-rare, or 140 degrees F. for medium.
- Remove from oven, transfer to plate and let rest for five minutes.
- Serve with your choice of side and mint sauce.
- If you’re not a fan of dairy, you can swap in a plain non-dairy yogurt of your choosing — just make sure the consistency is thick, like greek yogurt. We love the Plain & Simple from Culina Yogurt for exactly this reason! (No commission for us we just really love this woman-owned brand and their products!)
About Primal Pioneer: Primal Pioneer is about reconnecting with their primal roots and respecting our lands, resources, and natural inhabitants. They support humane conservation and preservation of wildlife. Their goal is to help elevate wild game meats with new and exciting recipes that are both easy to prepare and delicious.
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