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Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro Photo by: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

Cumin, Honey, and Mint-Marinated Lamb 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.

Cooking Light JUNE 2007

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 chops)

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.

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
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