Garlic thyme lamb chops recipe

Garlic & Thyme Lamb Chops

The days are getting longer, the sun’s shining brighter. There’s no better time to head out on the road, find a suitable spot for the rest of the day and whip up some tasty seasonal treats, says Catherine Milford.


Ready in 60 Mins


  • 2 lamb chops (approx. 300g each, bone in)
  • Salt & freshly-ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons thyme or lemon thyme, finely chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 
  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. Pre-heat barbecue or grill to high heat. 
  2. Combine salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, thyme and parsley with 2 tablespoons of oil in a bowl or pestle & mortar. Rub the paste generously into the lamb chops and leave to marinade for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Place the lamb chops on the grill or barbecue, and turn the heat down a little. Grill one side for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the rest of the oil to the pestle & mortar, with a little more seasoning or herbs if desired, and brush onto the lamb as it cooks. Turn lamb once, and cook for another 3-4 minutes. 
  5. Rest chops for 10 minutes before serving. Perfect with a fresh salad and baked potatoes or fresh bread.


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