Adobo Crusted Lamb Loin Chops

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 45 min.
Chef Allen Susser
A new take on the classic medley of seasonings known as adobo, this easy dry rub creates pleasantly aromatic lamb chops.


  • 8 lamb loin chops, 1-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbs fennel seed
  • 1 Tbs cumin seed
  • 2 tsp coriander seed
  • 2 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp each fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary leaves


  • In a dry skillet, toast fennel, cumin, coriander and pepper for a few minutes until aromatic; let cool and grind coarsely in a spice grinder or blender. Stir in salt, garlic, oregano and lime zest. Add the thyme and rosemary to the spice mixture.
  • Rub both sides of each lamb chop with about a tablespoon of the spice mixture; cover and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat ovenproof large skillet over medium-high heat; add 2 Tbs of oil, heating until it shimmers. Place lamb chops in hot pan and sear for 3 minutes; turn lamb to sear the second side for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Place the pans into the 400ºF oven; bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until lamb is cooked to your liking.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 223
  Calories from Fat 90 (40%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(29%)Cholesterol 87mg
(33%)Sodium 790mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
(4%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(58%)Protein 29g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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