Pan Seared Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Lamb

With the Holidays in action and spending more time around the kitchen table with our loved ones, I wanted to create an easy, mouthwatering, incredibly beautiful dish.  These lamb loins are a great entree to serve your favorite people as it only requires a few ingredients and will leave little mess as you can serve straight out of the cast iron itself. 

 

RECIPE

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes 
Servings: 4

Tools

Cast Iron Pan

Meat Thermometer

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs Bone-in Lamb Loin Chops 
  • 3 Springs of Fresh Rosemary removed from stem
  • 1 Bulb of Fresh Garlic Minced
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • Grape seed oil (or any high smoke point oil)

 

Preparation
  1. 1 hour before cooking the Lamb Loins, heavily sprinkle salt on lamb and cover with paper towel to dry brine (draw moisture out of meat) and leave out on counter to get lamb to room temperature
  2. After the lamb has sat for an hour, completely pat lamb dry with paper towel so there is no moisture left
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  4. Heat your cast iron pan on high heat until your pan is heated
  5. Season lamb with both coarse sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
  6. Add 1 Tbsp of grapeseed oil to cast iron allowing the oil to heat up
  7. Once oil is nice and hot place lamb loins on cast iron (you may have to make a few batches as you want to make sure the lamb loins are not touching one another in the pan) and that you can hear a beautiful sizzle as we are creating a crust on each side
  8. Cook lamb for about 3 minutes on the first side and flip over to cook the other side of the lamb for an additional 3 minutes until both sides of the lamb have a beautiful dark crust on the outside. 
  9. Turn the stove off as we are now going to prepare our lamb for the oven
  10. Add all of the lamb loins to the cast iron pan and sprinkle each lamb with the fresh minced garlic and rosemary
  11. Place cast iron pan in heated oven to finish cooking the lamb (see chart below for how long to cook for based on how you like your meat cooked)
  12. Once you have reached a desired internal temperature for your lamb, take out of oven and cover with foil to allow the lamb to rest for about 10 minutes
  13. Eat these damn good lamb loins alongside with your favorite side dish with your loved ones and create lasting memories

* Cooking times are based on roasting lamb loin in the oven (not inclusive of time seared on stove)

Cooking Time & Temperature

Internal Temperature

Approximate Cooking Time

Medium- Rare

130-135 Degrees Fahrenheit

8-10 minutes

Medium

140-145 Degrees Fahrenheit

12-14 minutes

Well Done

155-160 Degrees Fahrenheit

18-20 minutes

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published