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A full platter of lamb chops, roast potatoes, garlic broccolini and tomatoes, surrounded by red roses and drinks

Lamb Chops Date Night Platter

Lamb Chops are succulent, delicious, easy to prepare and serious date night food! I’ll walk you through how to make this mouthwatering lamb chops platter for the most special meal!

Course Main Course, Main Dish, Valentine's Day
Cuisine American
Keyword Date Night, Lamb Chops, Lamb Chops recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 2 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 744 kcal
Author Mahy



  • 2 pounds baby potatoes skin on
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Broccoli Rabe:

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 cups broccoli rabe stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup baby tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • pinch salt

Lamb Chops

  • 2 pounds lamb chops trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Compound butter

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh herbs any, minced


  1. Preheat the Oven to 420 degreesF. Mix all ingredients for the potatoes and place them in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast the potatoes for 30 minutes until tender.
  2. Preheat a non stick skillet over medium high heat and add in the olive oil and garlic, sauté for minute then add in the broccolini and toss for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the broccoli rabe and repeat the same with the tomatoes. Wipe up the skillet.
  4. Season the lamb chops with all ingredients except the oil. Add the olive oil in to the skillet and preheat the skillet over high heat.
  5. Start searing the lamb chops for 5 minutes, lower the heat to medium and flip the chops. Keep cooking the lamb chops for an extra 5-8 minutes depending on how well you prefer the chops to be.
  6. Make the Butter my mixing in the herbs.
  7. Assemble the platter by arranging the potatoes, broccoli rabe, tomatoes and lamb. Drizzle the butter over the platter and arrange some lemon slices for serving.
  8. Enjoy

Recipe Notes

Buy American lamb for quality tasting and fresh lamb. Ask your butcher to trim off excess fat from your chops. Don’t use strong marinades or seasoning with lamb chops, as they have a really delicate mild flavor. Depending on the size of chops and how well you prefer them to be done, keep an eye on the skillet as they can vary from 10-15 minutes. Finishing off the lamb chops with herb butter add flavor, freshness and moisture to the lamb chops. However, if you don’t want to use butter you can drizzle a touch of olive oil and sprinkle some herbs to finish off.

Nutrition Facts
Lamb Chops Date Night Platter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 744 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 1525mg66%
Potassium 1947mg56%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 64g128%
Vitamin A 2045IU41%
Vitamin C 69.4mg84%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 9.5mg53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.