Go Back
+ servings
lamb with cherry sauce on a plate
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Lamb Loin Chops Recipe (with cherry sauce)

Tender lamb loin chops, drenched in a cherry sauce reduction.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Marinating Time8 hrs
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 chop
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner


Marinade Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 T. lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried mint

Other Ingredients:

  • 5 lamb loin chops


  • Mix all the marinade ingredients and pour into a Ziploc bag. Add lamb loin chops, massaging the marinade into the lamb. Marinade the chops for 8 hours or overnight. 
  • Heat vegetable oil in a cast-iron skillet. When the pan is hot, cook the lamb loin chops for 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, turning over just once.
  • Serve lamb chops drizzled with cherry reduction sauce. The recipe can be found on my blog.


  • I recommend doing some prep work the day before (marinating the lamb, and making the sauce). That way, you can give your love your undivided attention on Valentine's Day.
  • I love to serve these loin chops with a sweet kale salad. Adding some blue cheese crumbles, feta, or goat cheese really dresses up the salad. Because it already comes with a sweet dressing, adding slices of apples, pears, or strawberries seems appropriate. I like to add some red onions too!
  • Another great side option to loin chops would be jalapeno poppers. The poppers are creamy, delicious, and can be prepared in around 30 minutes. They can easily be prepared ahead of time and popped in the oven for 20 minutes prior to serving.
  • And for dessert, don't forget to make my Easy Mug Cake, topped with Homemade Ice Cream or my Cheesecake Phyllo Cups.


Serving: 1chop | Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 350mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g