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Grilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate-Port Reduction Recipe

Grilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate-Port Reduction

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"Marinated lamb chops get grilled and then topped with a wonderful tangy pomengranate-port reduction. Most impressive!"

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Original recipe makes 8 lamb chops Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Whisk together the lemon zest and juice, oregano, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a bowl; pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the lamb chops, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Set aside to marinate.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Bring the pomegranate juice and port wine to a simmer in a small saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue simmering until the liquid has reduced to half of its original volume, about 45 minutes. Stir in the pomegranate seeds and set aside.
  4. Remove the lamb from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Cook the chops on the preheated grill until they start to firm, and are reddish-pink and juicy in the center, about 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Serve the chops drizzled with the pomegranate-port reduction.
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Dec 27, 2010

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.

Mar 07, 2011

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.


15 Ratings

May 09, 2011

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.

Jun 30, 2011

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!

Jul 09, 2011

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.

Aug 02, 2011

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.

Jul 29, 2011

My wife said she did not like lamb until she tried this recipe great combination of flavors.

Jun 30, 2011

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?


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  • Calories
  • 396 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 25.9 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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