Lamb Chops with Mint-Fig Sauce

Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Jan Gautro
Serve with mashed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli spears.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 chops and about 1 tablespoon sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 213
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 7.8 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Monofat 3.1 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 27.3 g
Carbohydrate 6.2 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 397 mg
Calcium 18 mg

Ingredients

8 (4-ounce) lamb loin chops, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons fig preserves (such as Braswell's)
2 tablespoons fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
4 teaspoons chopped fresh mint

Preparation

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Sprinkle lamb with salt and pepper. Place lamb on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Keep warm.

3. Combine preserves, broth, juice, and garlic in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 20 seconds; stir in mint. Serve with lamb.

Note:

Alyson Haynes,

October 2008