Herb Roasted Lamb Chops

Herb Roasted Lamb Chops

Makes 4 servings

The chops don’t need to marinate long to take on great herby flavor.

4 large garlic cloves, pressed
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, lightly crushed
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, lightly crushed
2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
6 1 1/4-inch-thick lamb loin chops

Mix first 4 ingredients and 1 tablespoon olive oil in large bowl. Add lamb;
turn to coat. Let marinate at room temperature at least 30 minutes and up to
1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in heavy large
ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add lamb; cook until browned, about 3
minutes per side. Transfer skillet to oven and roast lamb chops to desired
doneness, about 10 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer lamb to platter, cover,
and let rest 5 minutes.