Lamb Chops with Garlic and Fresh Herbs

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Recipe courtesy of Tom and Lynda Rydall (
Serves 2 (recipe easily doubles or triples)


  • 4 (3-ounce/84g) bone-in loin lamb chops
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) peeled and sliced garlic
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme (each about 2 inches/5 cm long)
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) fresh oregano
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon (14 g) butter
  • Sea salt



  1. Fill and preheat the water bath to 132F/56C.
  2. Put the lamb, garlic, herbs (no need to chop the herbs), peppercorns, and butter into a cooking pouch and vacuum seal.
  3. Submerge the pouch and cook for 2 hours (or up to 4 hours).
  4. Remove the chops from the pouch and pat dry, discarding the herbs, garlic, and peppercorns. Season with salt to taste.
  5. Heat a cast iron skillet on high until very hot.
  6. Sear the chops for about 30 seconds on each side to brown.
  7. Serve as is, or dress up with a pat of compound butter or your favorite sauce.
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