Lamb Chops With Red Currants

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”25 min” cook_time=”” serves=”4″ details=”” ] Served with a sauce of red currants cooked in red wine and spices,

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”25 min” cook_time=”” serves=”4″ details=”” ]

Served with a sauce of red currants cooked in red wine and spices, this is a decorative and festive dish.

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  • 4 well-trimmed lamb chops, about 4 1/2 ounces each
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

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  • Black pepper
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 7 ounces fresh red currants
  • 1 bunch watercress

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Preheat the grill to high. To make the sauce, mix all the spices with a good grinding of black pepper. Put half the mixture into a small saucepan with the wine and sugar, and set the rest aside.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Rinse the red currants and reserve a few sprigs for a garnish. Run a fork down the remaining sprigs to remove the red currants; add them to the wine. Bring to the boil over a moderate heat, stirring gently, then lower the heat and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the liquid is slightly syrupy.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Rub the reserved spice mixture into both sides of the lamb chops and grill them for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Meanwhile, rinse, dry and trim the watercress, discarding any coarse stems.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Pour some sauce onto each plate and place a chop on top. Garnish with the watercress and red currants.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

[cooking_tip]Serve with a green vegetable or with some mixed salad.[/cooking_tip]

Variation: Fresh or frozen cranberries can be used instead of the red currants.

[nutrition-info calories=”400″ calories_fat=”” fat=”24g” sat_fat=”11g” choles=”” sodium=”” carbs=”16g” sugars=”15g” protein=”24g” fiber=””]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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