Cumin, Honey, and Mint-Marinated Lamb Chops

Cumin, Honey, and Mint-Marinated Lamb Chops Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
A traditional lamb and mint combination is taken to the next level with balsamic vinegar and honey. The natural sugar in the honey helps the chops caramelize on the grill.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 chops)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 223
Caloriesfromfat 50 %
Fat 12.3 g
Satfat 5.5 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 22.4 g
Carbohydrate 4.4 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 353 mg
Calcium 27 mg

Ingredients

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 (4-ounce) lamb loin chops, about 1 inch thick, trimmed
Cooking spray

Preparation

Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Place lamb in a single layer in a shallow dish; rub spice mixture evenly over both sides of lamb. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Prepare grill.

Place lamb on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve immediately.

David Bonom,

Cooking Light

June 2007
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