Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Fresh Mint Jelly


The classic pairing of lamb with bright green mint jelly has largely gone away, but lamb and mint is a delicious combination. Here's a tasty substitute for the store bought jelly using orange marmalade and fresh mint.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
2 servings


  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 2 (8 ounce) lamb shoulder chops

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • olive oil


  • ½ cup orange marmalade

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ½ bunch fresh mint, leaves only, very thinly sliced


  1. Using the dull side of a knife, "chop" the rosemary sprigs to bruise them and release their fragrance. Season chops with pepper (no salt) and place in a resealable plastic bag along with the garlic, rosemary, and pomegranate juice. Seal bag; massage gently to distribute flavors. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.

  2. Place orange marmalade into a saucepan. Add vinegar and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and immediately remove from heat. Pour through a fine strainer to remove orange rind. Add pepper flakes. Refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes. When cold, stir in mint (if jelly is still warm, mint will turn black) until combined.

  3. Remove lamb from marinade; discard marinade. Salt both sides of the lamb chops. Lightly drizzle with about 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil.

  4. Lightly oil a grill and set at medium-high heat. Cook chops until browned and meat is medium rare, about 5 minutes on each side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C).

  5. Serve with mint jelly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

604 Calories
29g Fat
60g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 604
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 322mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 374mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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