Herb Lamb Chops

If you could preserve a special place what would it be?  Would it be your home, land, a building or something more meaningful to you?  I received an opportunity with Frei Brothers Reserve and Kitchen PLAY to talk about my Places Worth Preserving.

What a topic! There are so many places that are near and dear to my heart.  I think about my grandmother’s home and her vast garden that used to be filled with vegetables and fruits.  Another thought was my parents’ home and all of their land.  Most of you are aware that we just moved to west Texas, and if you have ever been to the Lubbock area you know that the soil is great for farming.  I come from a family of cotton farmers and so does Shaun.  Our new home is literally between cotton, maize and sunflower fields.  I will always enjoy seeing a cotton field because it is what reminds me of HOME, but the sunflower fields are just absolutely beautiful.  It doesn’t hurt that I love sunflower seeds.

Herb Lamb Chops

That is why my place worth preserving is the sunflower fields near my home.  Subdivisions are going up left and right here in Lubbock, but I enjoy seeing a field full of color.

My favorite wine is a cabernet sauvignon.  When I received this wine from Frei Brothers Reserve I knew immediately that I wanted to pair it with a nice cut of lamb chops served with a side of vegetables.

Part of Frei Brothers Reserve’s mission is to protect and preserve open land and natural habitat. A few years back the winery was able to preserve a group of mature redwood trees that stood in the way of expanding their winery.  They could have chopped them down but instead decided to hire a specialist to excavate the trees and move them to a new spot 50 yards away.  The best part is that every single tree survived the move.

In honor of those trees, and the numerous additional sustainability practices they’ve implemented, Frei Brothers Reserve is hosting a photo challenge on Facebook.  You can submit your place worth preserving and be entered to win prizes.  They are choosing monthly winners, and the grand prize is a trip to their winery in Sonoma County, California and luxurious stay at Yosemite National Park.

Want more Frei Brothers Reserve wine pairings?  Check out the Kitchen PLAY site for more delicious recipes.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Print Recipe

Herb Lamb Chops

Pair with: Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Yield: 2-3 servings


7 individual lamb chops
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped thyme
1 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil


Add oil to a large skillet over medium/high heat.

In a small bowl combine the garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt and black pepper. Season each side of the lamb chops.

Place them in the skillet and cook 3-4 minutes on each side.

Herb Lamb Chops

 Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Frei Brothers Reserve in partnership with Kitchen PLAY. All opinions are my own.


11 Responses to “Herb Lamb Chops”

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    Sues — October 7, 2013 at 10:01 am

    These lamb chops look SO delicious! And they look so perfect alongside the sunflower imagery :)


    • azestybite replied: — October 7th, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

      Thanks it had been a while since I had made lamb chops! I now know why I liked them so much!


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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — October 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I adore sunflowers! Naturally because I’m from the sunflower state, but more because they are so darn cute!! Now, pass we 87 of these chops!


    • azestybite replied: — October 7th, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

      Me too! Sunflowers are so fun to look at and eat.


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    Tieghan — October 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    These chops look so delicious! Such a perfect meal!


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    Carolyn — October 8, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Mmmm, I love lamb. I’ve never heard of Frei Brothers before but I like their MO!


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    The Travelling Chopsticks — October 8, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Oooh..these look soo good! I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing :)


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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — October 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I have never cooked lamb and that is truly a shame. This dish looks wonderful. I have, however, tried Frei Brothers wines and we love them!


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    Gaby — October 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    These lamb chops are nothing short of amazing and your photos are gorgeous!


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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — October 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    awwww this post is so sweet <3 And those lamb chops look so sophisticated (and of course…yummers)


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    Carla — October 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Lamb is one of my favorite meats, mainly because I don’t buy it often, so lamb chops are a special treat! Sounds like a great meal with the wine.


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