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Rosemary Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with Cranberry and Peppered Apple Relish

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 35 min.
Cranberries, apples, and balsamic vinegar are a colorful accompaniment to the rosemary lamb chops.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 double-cut American Lamb loin chops
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
  • Cranberry and Peppered Apple Relish1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup apple juice, heated
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon course ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar, packed
  • pinch salt


  • Combine olive oil and rosemary. Dip chops in mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Grill over medium-hot coals about 20 minutes or to desired degree of doneness: 145° F for medium-rare, 160° F for medium or 170° F for well. Internal temperature will rise approximately 10 degrees. Serve with Cranberry and Peppered Apple Relish.
  • Cranberry and Peppered Apple RelishCombine all ingredients. Tip: This relish is best made a day ahead to allow flavors to blend.

Defrosting Lamb: Thaw frozen lamb in the refrigerator overnight or for faster thawing, use a microwave oven, following the manufacturer's directions. Do not thaw frozen lamb at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 505
  Calories from Fat 364 (72%)
(63%)Total Fat 41g
(74%)Saturated Fat 15g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
(28%)Cholesterol 84mg
(27%)Sodium 648mg
(10%)Potassium 354mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(38%)Protein 19g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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