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Cumin, Honey, and Mint-Marinated Lamb Chops

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 chops)
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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  2. Prepare grill.

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