How to Cook Lamb Chops

by Chef Kunal

I love making the cilantro and mint glazed lamb chops for family and friends. They go great with Syrah or Cab. Yum!!


  • 1 ½ Pounds New Zealand Lamb Chops
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro Leaves
  • ½ Bunches Mint Leaves
  • 3 Serrano Chili Peppers
  • 6 Green Onions
  • ½ Cups Garlic Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Clean the lamp chops and set aside.

    Step 2

    Clean the cilantro, mint and green onions. Chop the serrano chili peppers into halves.

    Step 3

    In a small food processor, pour 1/4 cup of garlic olive oil, cilantro, mint leaves and serrano chili peppers. Grind these to a paste.

    Step 4

    The green paste should have a smooth texture. Keep aside for now.

    Step 5

    Marinate the lamb chops with turmeric, salt, ginger and garlic pastes. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

    Step 6

    Now further marinate the lamb chops with the green paste created in step 4 and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

    Step 7

    In a shallow pan over medium heat, add 1/4 cup garlic olive oil, green onions and the marinated lamb chops. Sear both sides for about 3-5 minutes.

    Step 8

    In a pre-heated oven at 375 deg F, keep the shallow pan for the chops to bake for about 25-30 minutes. The meat should fall off the bone once done. Serve as an appetizer.