12 4–ounce baby lamb rib chops
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus oil for roasting pan
2 tablespoons finely diced fresh green garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1⁄2 Preserved Myer lemon finely chopped
Prepare oven according to Mugnaini’s Medium Roasting Environment, 550 – 625˚F
In a bowl (large enough to hold the lamb) place the olive oil, garlic, rosemary and lemon. Stir to combine. Add lamb to the bowl and toss to coat the chops completely. Allow the lamb to marinade at least one hour, or preferably overnight in the refrigerator.
Remove the lamb 1/2 hour before cooking and gently blot dry. Season the lamb with the salt and pepper. Place a roasting pan in the oven and heat the pan for 5 minutes. Remove the pan and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil and place the chops into the hot pan. Return the pan to the oven and roast for 3 minutes. With tongs, turn the chops over and continue to roast until the internal temperature reaches 130 – 135˚F for medium rare, about 2 more minutes.