Slow Roasted Lamb Chops in a Herb Rub
An original True Bites lamb herb rub featuring classic flavour combinations designed to enhance the natural sweetness of slow roasted lamb.
Lamb, particularly lamb chops, have regularly made appearances in our family meals over the years. To be honest, I think it has often just been an excuse for Shirley to eat things with mint sauce. She does love her mint sauce, especially with gravy and vegetables. Dennis is a particular fan of slow cooked lamb chops, as in his words, 'the fat goes lovely and crispy'. So, being as I like to put rubs and marinades on things, and also add garlic wherever I can, and it's the perfect season for lamb, it seemed like the perfect time to put together a simple, classic flavoured rub to inject a bit of flavour into those slow roasted lamb chops. So here we go. Oh and, as always, let us know what you think in the comments below.
Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
- 8 lamb loin chops (2 per person)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Add the lamb chops to a large baking dish and drizzle with the olive oil making sure to cover both sides of the chops.
- Mix the garlic powder, thyme, black pepper, rosemary and salt in a dish and sprinkle over the lamb chops covering all sides of the meat.
- Cook for 3 hours in a pre-heated over at gas mark 2 / 150C, turning the chops over halfway through.
- Remove from the oven when the fat is crispy and the chops have a good colour all over.
- Leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Before cooking, the chops can be covered and left to marinade in a fridge for 2-4 hours, or even overnight.
- Serve with creamy mash potato and roasted veg.