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.
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
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I did not care for this that much. First, I think the cumin should have been toasted, then ground, mixed with some of the cinnamon & some salt & used as a rub on the meat, the meat was bland. Then in addition to the spices again being in the sauce, I would have added more honey & reduced it a bit to make a glaze, the sauce was way too thin. I served it with Near East Parmesan Couscous & roasted asparagus. Dont think I'll be making this again tho
This was an excellent dish. I added mushrooms to the sauce and switched out the couscous for orzo. I served it with slightly sauteed spinanch and onions. My family has demanded we have this at least once a month.
Delicious! Sweet honey and raisins are a good pairing with the lamb and couscous. Chops came out delicious and tender. Fantastic if you like a sweeter presentation of meats, instead of savory for once.
I found this to be generally quite good and unusual I was afraid to add the entire amount of cumin so cut it in half and felt it was still a bit on the "hot" side. I would make it for myself again but I fell it wasn't my husband's favorite (even though he ate it. I served it with green beans, crusty bread and watermelon.