Spice-Rubbed Lamb Chops (Pan Sauteed)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I had ripped this out of a magazine. At the top of the page it says Fit To Eat. This uses ingredients I have on hand and and it serves 2, which is 1 chop a person. I like more in my serving unless I'm on a diet! Recipe suggests a side of cauliflower roasted with ginger and mint.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together the thyme, cumin, coriander, paprika, and salt in a small bowl; season with pepper.
  2. Put lamb on a plate and rub each side with the spice mixture; let stand from 10 minutes to an hour.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a medium heavy skillet over medium-high heat until very hot.
  4. Add chops and reduce heat to medium.
  5. Cook chops, flipping halfway through, until deeply browned, about 10 minutes for medium-rare.
  6. Transfer each chop to a serving plate.
  7. Divide arugula between plates and drizzle with the remaining teaspoons of oil.


Most Helpful

Great recipe five stars all the way.
I used shoulder chops and made as directed except I did break up about 1/2 tsp of rosmary needles to add to the rub mixture.
I fried the first two chops 5 minutes on a side and they were done medium. The third chop, mine, I cooked 5 minutes side 1 and four on side 2. It turned out medium rare. So watch your times depending on how you like your lamb cooked.
Thank you for the recipe.

Roger/OH November 23, 2010

This is an excellent spice mix and the directions for cooking are spot on. I used smoked paprika and it was fine. The pan drippings were a bonus.

Jacquey October 31, 2014

I love lamb and this combiation of spices really compliments the natural flavor. Cooked them on my Griddler, 6 minutes and they were still just pink inside - Will make this spice blend again Thanks Oolala

Bergy February 02, 2009

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