Lemon & Basil Lamb Loin Chops!

Lemon & Basil Lamb Loin Chops!

For dinner tonight I am making Lamb Loin Chops with lemon, garlic, shallots and basil. I thought I might experiment with a few fresh flavours – something light and easy. This recipe doesn’t require too much time but the longer you can marinate the chops, the better the flavour will be. I usually make an accompanying side dish of zucchini fritters served with yogurt but you can also serve this with lemon roasted potatoes. Enjoy!

Lemon & Basil Lamb Loin Chops Recipe Serves 2:

2 Lamb Loin Chops
1/4 cup lemon flavoured olive oil
1/2 fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 tablespoon of fresh basil, chiffonade
1 tsp sea salt1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp dried herbs de provence
zest of half a lemon
Combine minced garlic, minced shallot, salt, pepper, dried herbs, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl. Slowly add the oil, gently mixing (do not emulsify) and add in fresh basil.
Spoon marinade over each side of lamb chop, ensure it is well coated and then place coated side down onto a large plate. Spoon over remaining marinade on the top, ensuring its evenly coated.
Leave uncovered in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
Place lamb loin chops on grill pan over medium high heat. Grill about 5-6 minutes per side until browned on both sides. Serve immediately.

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