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Orange-Balsamic Lamb Chops Recipe

Orange-Balsamic Lamb Chops

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Claire Spollen

Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 2 lamb chops)

KIM SUNÉE May 2016

A simple citrus marinade plus a quick sear yields significantly more flavor than you might think. Of course, a finishing balsamic drizzle is always welcome.


4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
8 (4-ounce) lamb rib chops, trimmed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Cooking spray
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

How to Make It

Step 1 Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, rind, and juice in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add lamb to bag; turn to coat well. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Remove lamb from bag; sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper.

Step 2 Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add lamb to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 3 Place vinegar in a small skillet over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes or until vinegar is syrupy. Drizzle vinegar and remaining 1 teaspoon oil over lamb.

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