Lamb Chops with Cauliflower and Raisins

Lamb Chops with Cauliflower and Raisins Recipe
Photo: Kan Kanbayashi


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 526
Caloriesfromfat 57 %
Protein 36 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Sugars 14 g
Fiber 4 g
Fat 33 g
Satfat 13 g
Sodium 431 mg
Cholesterol 128 mg


1 tablespoon olive oil
8 small lamb loin chops (about 1 inch thick)
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 head cauliflower, cored and cut into small florets
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 scallions, chopped
1 tablespoon capers, roughly chopped


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the lamb with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook to the desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to individual plates.

Return the skillet to medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower and cook, tossing frequently, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the raisins and 1/2 cup water and cook, covered, until the cauliflower is just tender and the water has evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes.

Stir in the scallions and capers. Serve with the lamb.

Tip: To core a cauliflower, remove the leaves and place the head stem-side up. Carefully cut around the core as close as possible to the florets so the center comes out in a cone-shaped piece.

Kate Merker,

Real Simple

November 2008
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