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Lamb Chops with Mint-Fig Sauce

Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 chops and about 1 tablespoon sauce)
Serve with mashed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli spears.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.