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Rib Chops of Lamb

PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES    COOK TIME: 6 MINUTES
 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate molasses
  • 3 tablespoons dried mint, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Three 2 1/4-pound frenched racks of lamb, cut into individual chops
Herbed And Spiced Plum Compote:
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dried plums, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the garlic, pomegranate molasses, mint, rosemary, 2 teaspoons of salt and a generous pinch of pepper. Add the lamb chops and turn to coat with the pomegranate glaze; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Lightly season the chops with salt and pepper; grill over moderately high heat, turning, until they are lightly charred outside and medium-rare within, 4 to 6 minutes turning once. Serve the lamb with the Plum Compote (instructions in next step).
  3. To prepare sauce, combine 1 3/4 cups water and next 7 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 20 minutes or until sauce measures 2 cups. Stir in juice. Serve sauce with lamb. Sprinkle lamb with cilantro.