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February 12, 2019

American Lamb Chops Date Night Platter


Recipe Provided By
"Two Purple Figs"
Prep Time

5 min

Cook Time

15 min

Total Time

35 min



American Lamb Chops with potatoes, tomatoes, and broccoli



  • 2 pounds baby potatoes, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper 

Broccoli Rabe

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 cups broccoli rabe, stems removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup baby tomatoes
  • Pinch salt 

American Lamb Chops

  • 2 pounds American Lamb chops, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil 

Compound Butter

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, any, minced


For the Potatoes: In a bowl, add potatoes thyme, oil, salt and pepper; mix well. Place in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet; roast at 420°F for 30 minutes, until tender. 

For the Broccoli Rabe: In a non-stick skillet preheated to medium-high heat, add oil and garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add broccoli; toss for 3 minutes. Season with salt. 

For the Tomatoes: Remove Broccoli Rabe from skillet. Add oil and garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; toss for 3 minutes. Season with salt. 

For the American Lamb Chops: Wipe out the skillet. Season chops with thyme, pepper, salt, garlic powder and allspice. Add oil to the skillet; preheat to high heat. Sear the lamb for 5 minutes; lower heat to medium and flip the chops. Cook lamb for an additional 5 to 8 minutes, to preferred doneness. 

For the Compound Butter: In a bowl, combine butter and herbs. 

To assemble the platter: Arrange the Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe, Tomatoes and American Lamb Chops. Drizzle the Compound Butter over the platter; arrange lemon slices for serving.


  • Ask your butcher to trim off excess fat from your chops.
  • Don’t use strong marinades or seasoning with lamb chops, as they have a really delicate mild flavor.
  • Depending on the size of chops and how well you prefer them to be done, keep an eye on the skillet as they can vary from 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Finishing off the lamb chops with herbed butter adds flavor, freshness and moisture. However, a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of herbs can also finish them off nicely.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

Raw American Lamb Chops with herbs on a cutting board
American Lamb Chops Date Night Platter
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