Garlic Butter Lamb Chops with Leek Gremolata

Yield: 8-12 lamb chops

Garlic Butter Lamb Chops with Leek Gremolata

Prep time: 45 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 55 Min


Leek Gremolata
  • 1 Leek, white and light green part only, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup Mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parsley, chopped
  • 1 TB Capers, chopped
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Garlic Clove, grated
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Avocado Oil (for searing the leeks)
Garlic Butter Lamb Chops
  • 8-12 Lamb Chops
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 TB Butter
  • 1 Sprig of Thyme
  • Avocado Oil
  • Kosher Salt


Leek Gremolata
  1. Bring a stainless steel or cast iron pan to medium high heat with some oil.
  2. Place the leek pieces flat side down in the pan and let it sear for a few minutes until lightly charred.
  3. Break up the leek layers in the pan so that it evenly cooks down for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the pan and bring to room temperature.
  5. Finely chop the leeks and combine with the remaining ingredients.
  6. Season with kosher salt to taste.
  7. This can be made a couple days ahead of time. Remove from the fridge about an hour before serving to bring to room temperature.
Garlic Butter Lamb Chops
  1. Remove the lamb chops from the fridge, bring to room temperature, then season the lamb chops with kosher salt.
  2. Bring a stainless steel or cast iron pan to high heat with some oil.
  3. Sear lamb chops on both sides for about 2 minutes per side for medium rare.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and add in the butter, garlic and thyme and baste the chops with a spoon for another minute or two.
  5. Let the lamb chops rest for a few minutes and serve with Gremolata.
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