Orange Glazed Lamb Chops

I love a perfectly grilled rosy pink lamb chop cooked on the outdoor grill with a garlicky mint sauce on the side, but when lighting the grill isn’t part of the plan, this is the next best thing.

Simply seasoned and sautéed, these chops sauced with a zippy orange glaze are easy enough for midweek dinners, and special enough for company.

Depending on the size of everyone’s appetite, six two-inch thick loin lamb chops will serve two or three people.

Orange Glazed Lamb Chops
6 loin lamb chops, about 1½ to 2 inches thick
1 clove coarsely minced garlic
Salt and coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire or soy sauce

Orange Glaze
½ cup orange juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
¼ cup dry sherry
1 teaspoon vinegar (any type)
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1½ teaspoons corn starch
¼ cup water
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

Season the chops on all sides with the garlic, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour before cooking.

Preheat a non-stick sauté pan over medium heat and add the chops. Sauté on both sides for about 3-4 minutes. Tip the chops over on their sides and sauté on the edges of the chops until lightly browned, another minute or two on all sides.

While the chops are cooking mix juice, zest, soy sauce, sherry, vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add to the mixture. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat as soon as the glaze thickens. If glaze thickens too much dilute with a few drops of water or orange juice. Add the red pepper flakes and set aside but keep warm.

Remove the chops from the pan and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve the chops with the glaze drizzled over the top.

Serves 2-3 people.

  1. missed this one earlier, but glad I saw it, just a beautiful chop… love the sound of that glaze

  2. Oh. My. God. My hubby is going to go nuts over this recipe & I have 4 nice little lamb chops in the freezer, just waiting to be devoured… Thanks for the great recipe!

    • breadnbutter69
    • December 16th, 2010

    this looks delish! i have to admit that even bologna cake looks great when you take photos… so exciting to meet such a cool Las Vegas foodie!

    • Thanks for the kind comment, nice to meet you, too!

  3. Great pictures.. These look yummy

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