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Sesame Lamb Chops with Honey-Raisin Sauce

Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 lamb chops, 3 tablespoons sauce, and 3/4 teaspoon sesame seeds)
The simmering in step two takes the lamb chops to medium rare. Simmer a minute less for rare or a minute more for medium. Serve with hot cooked couscous.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (4-ounce) lamb loin chops, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/3 cup diced shallots
  • 1 cup fat-free, less sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 195
  • caloriesfromfat 22 %
  • fat 4.8 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 1.5 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 15.6 g
  • carbohydrate 22.7 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 40 mg
  • iron 5.5 mg
  • sodium 379 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the lamb evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add lamb to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side. Remove lamb from pan.

  2. Recoat pan with cooking spray. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and shallots; sauté for 1 minute. Stir in broth, raisins, honey, cumin, and cinnamon. Add lamb, turning to coat. Simmer 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.