Spice Rubbed Lamb Chops with Green Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound fresh green beans

1 small shallot, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

1/2 a lemon, juiced

2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning

1 teaspoon freshly ground cloves

1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

8 loin lamb chops


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and salt it generously. Add the green beans, and cook until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Just before beans are done toss in the shallots. Drain and transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle the beans and shallots with olive oil, lemon juice, pine nuts, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Mix the 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon together. Brush each lamb chop lightly with the olive oil and season with the spice mixture. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chops in the skillet, without crowding until brown and crisp on both sides, about 3 or 4 minutes for both sides. Finish chops in the oven for 1 minute for medium rare, or to desired doneness. Place the lamb chops around the beans and serve.