"Marinated lamb chops get grilled and then topped with a wonderful tangy pomengranate-port reduction. Most impressive!" — WannaBeChef
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lemon, zested and juiced
chopped fresh oregano
salt and black pepper to taste
8 (3 ounce)
fresh unsweetened pomegranate juice
I made this recipe for company tonight for the first time; changing it up a bit to a roast boneless leg of lamb. It came out wonderfully, to raves (even from my very picky hubby). Both the marinade and the sauce were very easy to make. I poked some holes in the meat, and then marinated it in the fridge for about 6 hours; and then roasted it in a 350 deg. oven for about 2 hours for medium rare meat. There was NOTHING left on the platter. The only thing that I would change would be to add just a little bit of thickening agen to the sauce next time; as it is a bit thin, even after simmering for almost an hour. I will also try this with a pork roast in the future; and perhaps on chicken. It would be great on either one I think.
Absolutely amazing! My guests wanted to lick the plate. The sweetness of the pomegranate-port reduction was a nice balance against the lemon marinated lamb chops. Served with garlic mashed red potatoes, steamed broccoli and Pentage Winery Syrah wine.
Very quick and easy to prepare. Colour was very appealing. Delicious. Will make this one again and again.
I made this meal for my mom on mothers day. She loved it and so did the rest of my family. I used Dow's Fine Ruby Port. It's a sweet wine, which went really well with the lamb. Will make again.
TEN STARS!!! Thank you WannaBeChef for creating this masterpiece and recommeding it to me on the Buzz! I used a potato peeler to do the lemon zest, not getting any of the white stuff which is very bitter and diced the peel really small. It sat in the fridge about 4 hours, turned it every hour. I could not find fresh pomegranate juice so I used 3 pomegranates to make my own. DH likes his meat medium so I grilled 5 minutes on each side and it was perfect! I cannot wait to try this out for an impressive company or family dinner. Served with Over the Fire Scalloped Potatoes which means the kitchen stayed cool while the grill did all the work. Make this, you won't be sorry!
This is delicious! My guys loved it! I couldn't find fresh pomegranate so I skipped the seeds. I also used loin chops (my lamb chop loving Dad says they're better than regular chops.) He loved the dish too. Will make again and again.
Awesome, simple, and awesome! We made some changes... 1st, the reduction consistency was perfect when we took it down to about a 3rd and let it sit for a good 15-20 minutes. We also tossed in some fresh grapefruit juice into the marinade to compliment the salad we had with the dinner (see MAGnWen Summer Salad). Lamb was served over a bed of white rice with a touch of rice vinegar. Awesome dinner, it is now in the rotation.
My wife said she did not like lamb until she tried this recipe great combination of flavors.
The sauce was a bit disappointing. I cooked it down to 1/4-1/3 quantity. It never thickened at all, and did not have a strong enough flavor for me. The recipe was good but that was more because of the good quality lamb chops and the good quality port than any combination of flavors. I skipped the pomegranate seeds because I didn't have them available. Perhaps with them it would have had more pome flavor?
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate-Port Reduction
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 396
** Calories from Fat: 211
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