Lamb loin chops seasoned with fresh rosemary and oregano and seared in a cognac butter sauce in a cast iron skillet.
- 4 lamb loin chops
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh oregano, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
- 2–3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup cognac or brandy
- salt and pepper to taste
- Remove loin chops from the fridge 20-30 minutes before cooking. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on high until hot. Place the loin chops in the skillet and cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes. It’s important not to touch or adjust the lamb so the sides can sear up in the skillet. Flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
- Add the butter, cognac, garlic, and fresh herbs to the skillet and swirl/stir until fully melted. Simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes, occasionally turning the loin chops in order to soak up cognac butter sauce. For medium rare, the lamb is done. Sear for an additional minute for each level of doneness; about 3-4 minutes for medium/medium well.
- Remove from heat, place on plate and drizzle with Cognac butter sauce. Garnish with butter and fresh herbs if desired and serve.
Depending on size, this recipe will serve 2-4 people.
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