Cumin, Honey, and Mint-Marinated Lamb Chops

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

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 223
  • Calories from fat: 50%
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Saturated fat: 5.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 22.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.4g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Iron: 2.6mg
  • Sodium: 353mg
  • Calcium: 27mg

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

  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.
  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.
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