Currant-Glazed Lamb Chops with Pistachio Couscous is definitely a company-worthy entree, but it's also easy on the cook. The slow-cooked flavor of these lamb chops will have guests thinking you've been in the kitchen all day--not 20 minutes.
1/4 cup unsalted shelled dry-roasted pistachios, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
Rosemary leaves (optional)
How to Make It
Bring 1 1/4 cups broth, 2 teaspoons oil, and 1/8 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in couscous; cover. Remove pan from heat.
Combine remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt, rosemary, garlic powder, and pepper in a bowl. Rub paste evenly on both sides of chops. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add lamb; cook for 6 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning once. Remove from pan, and keep warm.
Add remaining 1/4 cup broth, jelly, vinegar, and mustard. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 90 seconds or until slightly syrupy.
Fluff couscous with a fork; stir in pistachios, and sprinkle with mint. Spoon sauce over lamb. Garnish with rosemary leaves, if desired.
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The chops and prep were good but the couscous was bland. I used pearl whole grain couscous and that maybe the reason, I also did not buy mint and that would have added some flavor. My rosemary was not good so I had to use dried.
Very easy to prepare and totally delicious. Prepared exactly to recipe, no changes. A perfect meal for company. Instead of pouring the sauce over the chops, I added them to the pan with the glaze and turned them for a good coating. Put chops on a serving dish and the sauce in a small gravy boat next to them. Garnished with a few sprigs of rosemary. Lovely! The amount of sauce was perfect for us. Allowed those who wanted more to pour! Sauce excellent over couscous, too. A keeper recipe. Perfect for entertaining, as it is impressive and easy.
Excellent! Easy enough for a quick weekday dinner, but elegant and tasty enough for a very special occasion. The amount of sauce for us was perfect, as my husband loved it so much he poured it over his couscous. Served it with steamed asparagus and a romaine salad with apples, cuties, and pistachios sprinkled lightly on top. Wowed my family, even my gourmet food loving son. This recipe is a keeper for sure.
This was outstanding. Quick (although it was closer to 30 minutes) and easy to prepare, the results were outstanding. There were no leftovers even though I doubled the recipe. I will not double the sauce next time, however, as it made so much. The couscous was a delightful accompaniment. I also served steamed green beans and a mixed greens salad with apples and pecans. It was a hit, company-worthy but easy on the cook. Loved it!
Super-easy but definitely company-worthy. Prepped to recipe except used fresh garlic instead of powdered for the lamb and only made half the sauce, and that was plenty per serving for us. Served with steamed asparagus. Lovely meal.
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