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Moroccan Lamb Chops with Couscous Pilaf

Prep time 18 mins
Cook time 11 mins
Other time 5 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 chops and 3/4 cup couscous)
Lamb is well suited for the North African flavors in this dish. For added flavor, stir golden raisins into the couscous pilaf.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 (4-ounce) lamb loin chops, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 2/3 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup minced green onions
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 385
  • fat 14.2 g
  • satfat 4.9 g
  • protein 35.9 g
  • carbohydrate 26.4 g
  • cholesterol 95 mg
  • iron 3.3 mg
  • sodium 458 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • calcium 51 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill.

  2. Combine paprika and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well to combine. Reserve 1 1/2 teaspoons spice mixture, and set aside.

  3. Brush lamb chops with olive oil; rub 4 1/2 teaspoons spice mixture on both sides of lamb chops. Set lamb chops aside.

  4. Combine chicken broth, orange juice, carrot, and reserved 1 1/2 teaspoons spice mixture in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous and green onions. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff mixture with a fork; keep warm.

  5. Place lamb chops on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve lamb chops with couscous.

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