Lamb Chops With Caper Orange Garlic Crust

Total Time
31mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 16 mins

From Gourmet September 2003.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir together capers, zest, garlic, and 1 tablespoon oil in a small bowl.
  2. Pat chops dry and season with salt.
  3. Arrange chops on a plate and spread about 2 teaspoons of caper mixture on top of each chop, pressing lightly to help adhere.
  4. Heat remaining tablespoon oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook chops, coated sides down, 6 minutes.
  5. Turn chops over with tongs and cook about 10 minutes more for medium-rare.
  6. Transfer chops, coated sides up, to a clean plate and let stand 5 minutes.
  7. Note:.
  8. If your chops are only 1/2 inch thick, cook chops, turning over once, 6 minutes total for medium-rare.