Broiled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate
The word pomegranate is derived from the Latin roots for "apple" and "seeded." The juice and seeds of this ancient fruit provide the perfect flavoring to these lamb chops. But, have patience... the preparation of this meal does require about 8 to 12 hours to prepare the marinade in the refrigerator.
At a glance
1 cup of pomegranate juice
1 large clove garlic, minced
3 black peppercorns, crushed
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
4 double-thick California lamb loin chops
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. pomegranate seeds; for garnish
Mint leaves; for garnish
Combine pomegranate juice, garlic, peppercorns and chopped mint in non-reactive bowl; mix well. Add chops and turn several times to coat well. Refrigerate 8 to 12 hours, turning occasionally. Remove chops from marinade; drain and set aside. Pour marinade into small saucepan. Heat to boiling and simmer 20 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup. Brush chops with reduced marinade and oil. Broil or grill chops about 3 inches from heat, brushing once or twice with marinade. Cook to preferred levels, about 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium rare, 7-8 minutes for medium and 9 to 10 minutes for well done.
Ready in 50 min
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