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Rosemary Lamb Chops With Cranberry, Red Wine Reduction

When it comes to special dinners, nothing beats lamb chops. They’re just so wonderfully versatile, make for some amazing presentation possibilities…
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Course: Main Course
Keyword: Cranberry, Lamb, Special Occasion
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Calories: 3225kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 lamb chops fat trimmed
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large shallot finely chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • cups dry red wine divided
  • tsp fresh rosemary minced, plus sprigs for garnish
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • In small bowl, rehydrate cranberries in 1/2 cup red wine and set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season lamb chops with salt and pepper
  • Add the oil to the skillet. Once hot, add chops to the pan and cook approx. 4 minutes
  • Turn chops over and cook 3 minutes longer.
  • Remove chops from the skillet and set aside in a warm place (oven set at 200 or lower is perfect for this)
  • Pour off all but 2 tsp of fat from the skillet. Add shallot and cook until transparent. Add garlic and cook for another minute or until it becomes very fragrant. (Love this smell!!)
  • Add the remaining wine and rosemary stirring up all the yummy brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Simmer over high heat until it gets syrupy - about 3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth and simmer until it's reduced by at least half (depending on how thick you like your sauce. I probably reduce by 2/3's)
  • Remove from the heat and stir in butter.
  • You can get fancy and do a swoosh with the sauce and put 2 chops on top or just put the sauce on top of the chops.
  • Garnish with a small sprig of rosemary and voila! Perfection!!!

Nutrition

Calories: 3225kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Protein: 339g | Fat: 126g | Saturated Fat: 43g | Cholesterol: 1034mg | Sodium: 994mg | Potassium: 4543mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 83g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 31mg