Spice-Rubbed Lamb Chops (Pan Sauteed)

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

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  1. RogerOH
    Great recipe five stars all the way. <br/>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. <br/>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.<br/>Thank you for the recipe.
  2. Jacquey
    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.
  3. Bergy
    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
  4. Bogart45
    This tasted great and was easy to make. Thanks.


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