Grilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Glaze

Grilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Glaze

These Grilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Glaze are a decadent gourmet entrée that we love to make for special occasions. The pomegranate glaze is easy to make and grilling lamp chops only takes a few minutes. This beautiful meal comes together quickly which allows you to enjoy a wonderful evening.

This recipe makes an easy gourmet dinner for two!

The Pomegranate Glaze is the key to this fabulous dish. It adds an intense earthly richness without overwhelming the inherent flavors of the lamb.

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What cut of the lamb are Lamb Chops?

Lamb chops are the most delicious and tender cut of the lamb. They are the ribs of the lamb and are commonly cooked individually. We normally grill or barbecue lamb in our house. When the ribs are left whole they are referred to as a rack of lamb. A rack of lamb is an incredibly decadent and delicious meal.

Ingredients for our Grilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Glaze

Lamb Chops

  • 12 – 3 ounce lamb chops
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Pomegranate seeds

Pomegranate Glaze

  • Olive oil
  • Pomegranate molasses – see instructions and ingredient list below
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Garlic
  • Dijon mustard

What is Pomegranate Molasses? How do I make it at home?

Pomegranate Molasses is a great drizzle for many dishes and is often added as an ingredient for meat glazes. This one ingredient adds amazing flavor to our Grilled Lamb Chops. Quick tip! You can find it in the international aisle of grocery stores. However, it is very simple to make and can be done ahead of time.

How to make Pomegranate Molasses

With just 4 ingredients Pomegranate Molasses comes together easily and will take about an hour to prepare and turn into syrup. Once you have your molasses finished you can complete the glaze recipe and prepare the lamb chops.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions to make molasses

  • In large uncovered saucepan heat pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice on medium high heat.
  • Once all ingredients have dissolved reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Allow the juice to simmer and reduce to a syrup. This takes about an hour.
  • Once it has reached a syrup like consistency, let it cool.
  • Pour into a container and store extra syrup in the refrigerator, or if not using immediately.

Instructions for making Grilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Glaze

The Pomegranate glaze will only take a few minutes to prepare and is the cornerstone of our recipe. Once you have completed the glaze, you can prepare the lamb chops for grilling.

Preparing the Glaze – Glazing Lamb Chops

  • In a small saucepan over low heat whisk together the olive oil, pomegranate molasses, and dark brown sugar. Whisk until ingredients are dissolved and well blended.
  • Add in garlic and Dijon mustard, and whisk to thoroughly blend all ingredients.
  • Season lamb chops with salt and pepper.
  • Lavishly brush both sides of the lamb chops with the glaze. Retain some extra glaze to use later while grilling the chops.

Grilling Lamb Chops

  • Heat grill pan over high heat.
  • Grill the lamb chops in batches.
  • Grill lamb chops for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until meat has a nice light grill char.
  • Flip once and brush chop with the reserved glaze.
  • For rare to medium-rare cook on each side for 3 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chop.
  • For medium-rare to medium cook on each side for 4 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chop.
  • Do not overcook as it can make the lamb chops tough and dry.
  • Let lamb sit a couple of minutes. Garnish and serve.

Garnish Grilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate seeds and
Chopped Mint leaves
.

Serve and enjoy this amazing flavorful dish!

Need a great stovetop grill pan? For this recipe, we used this Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Deep Round Grill Pan. It provides even heating and gives your meat beautiful grill marks.

Suggestions for Wine Pairings:

The best wine pairings for lamb will be found in the red wine family. For these Grilled Lamb Chops we suggest a light to medium-bodied Oregon or Russian River, California Pinot Noir. A lovely Italian Chianti is perfect and makes a great pairing.

White wine drinkers should not fear a full-bodied California Chardonnay, it also makes a good pairing for this great meal.

These Lamb Chops pair well with following dishes

Lamb chops with pomegranate glaze on a white plate
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Grilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate glaze

These Grilled Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Glaze are a decant gourmet entrée to make for special occasions. The pomegranate glaze is easy to make and grilling lamb chops only take a few minutes. This beautiful meal comes together quickly.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Pomegranate Molasses Recipe1 hr
Total Time1 hr 28 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 599kcal

Equipment

  • Grill pan

Ingredients

  • 12 3-ounce Lamb chops
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Pomegranate Molasses

  • 4 cups Pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Juice from a fresh lemon

Instructions

Making Pomegranate Molasses:

  • In large uncovered saucepan heat pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice on a medium high heat.
  • Once all ingredients have dissolved reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Allow juice to simmer and reduce to a syrup. This takes about an hour.
  • Once it has reached a syrup like consistency, let cool.
  • Pour into a container and store any extra in the refrigerator.

Making the Pomegranate Glaze and preparing Lamb Chops:

  • In a small saucepan over low heat whisk together the olive oil, pomegranate molasses and dark brown sugar. Whisk until ingredients are dissolved and well blended.
  • Add in garlic and Dijon mustard, whisk to thoroughly blend all ingredients.
  • Season lamb chops with salt and pepper.
  • Lavishly brush both sides of the lamb chops with glaze. Retain extra glaze to use later while grilling chops.

Grilling Lamb Chops:

  • Heat grill pan over high heat.
  • Grill the lamb chops in batches.
  • Grill lamb chops for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until meat reaches a nice light grill char.
  • Flip once and brush chop with reserved glaze.
  • For rare to medium-rare cook on each side for 3 minutes, depending on thickness of chop.
  • For medium-rare to medium cook on each side for 4 minutes, depending on thickness of chop.
  • Do not over cook as it can make lamb chops become tough and dry.
  • Let chops sit a couple of minutes. Then garnish with Pomegranate seeds and chopped Mint leaves. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 6mg

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