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Cherry-Glazed Lamb Chops

 Cherry-Glazed Lamb Chops
An elegant, deep brown reduction sauce studded with bits of cherry makes this entree ideal for a quiet dinner with that special someone. —KERRY DINGWALL, PONTE VEDRA, FLORIDA
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 4 lamb loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions

  • Combine rosemary, salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; rub over lamb chops.
  • In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chops over medium
  • heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired
  • doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°;
  • medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Remove and keep warm.
  • Add garlic to the pan; cook for 1 minute. Stir in broth, preserves,
  • vinegar and remaining pepper; cook for 2-4 minutes or until
  • thickened. Return chops to pan; turn to coat. Sprinkle with
  • additional dried rosemary if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2 lamb chops with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 331 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 495 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein.

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Cherry-Glazed Lamb Chops (continued)

Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.