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Friday, March 24, 2006

Wet Spice Rub for Lamb Chops

This is enough for 6 lamb rib chops.

1 tsp each:
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • marjorem
  • garlic powder
  • fresh ground pepper

1/2 tsp each:

  • cayenne pepper
  • seasoning salt

1 tbsp each:

  • dry red wine
  • balsamic vinegar

Mix all spices in one bowl. Rub the mixture on the meat. Let sit for about 15 - 20 minutes. Drizzle olive oil on the surface of the meat right before cooking.

The chops can then be grilled or broiled (in an oven or even in a toaster oven*). These chops are best when cooked medium rare to medium(for you technical people, that's an internal temperature of 140 F) . Any internal temp past that will ruin the meat. Let the chops rest for a few minutes before you serve it; in this case, five minutes will be good.

*For broiling something in the toaster oven, get one of these racks:

We got ours at a Sur La Table store. Amazon has it for $9.99.


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