Pomegranate Lamb Chops

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on June 4, 2013
High Cotton Food Styling & Photography Frenched lamb chops are perfect for picking up with your fingers.

Lamb chops are elegant and easy to prepare. Frenched lamb chops have a few inches of bone exposed at one end. Sometimes called “lollipop chops,” they’re perfect for picking up with your fingers.

8 (5-ounce) loin lamb chops, about 1 inch thick,
or 1 lamb rack, Frenched (8 chops each)

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1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

1. Place chops in a shallow nonreactive pan or zip-top plastic bag.

2. Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over chops. Refrigerate
2 to 4 hours, turning the meat at least once.

3. Remove chops from refrigerator and drain marinade into a saucepan. Boil marinade vigorously over high heat for several minutes.

4. Heat grill.

5. Place chops on grill grate and cook, uncovered, over high heat 1 1/2  to 2 minutes per side. Move chops to medium heat, turning them again, and continue grilling about 1 minute per side for medium-rare. Rotate a half turn each time for crisscross grill marks.

6. Serve chops with the reduced marinade sauce drizzled over the top.

Serves 4

Nutritional facts per serving (using half the marinade): 580 calories, 28g fat, 200mg cholesterol,
64g protein, 14g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 480mg sodium

This recipe originally appeared as Pomegranate Roasted Leg of Lamb on Relish.com