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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

  • 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).

  • Serve with mint jelly.

Nutrition Facts

604 calories; protein 30.5g; carbohydrates 59.6g; fat 28.5g; cholesterol 115.8mg; sodium 322.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2017
This was so good! The mint jelly was fabulous. Husband doesn't like mint....I left it out of his portion....and he loved it without the mint. Keeper and one I will share! Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2017
This was so good! The mint jelly was fabulous. Husband doesn't like mint....I left it out of his portion....and he loved it without the mint. Keeper and one I will share! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2018
The marinade gave the lamb a wonderful fresh flavor. I cold smoked the lamb for an hour then a quick hot sear. The orange mint sauce is absolutely perfect and the best 'mint' sauce I've every tasted. Well Done! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2019
Loved the fresh mint sauce instead of store-bought. The marinade for the lamb is also spot on. I made pork chops in the same marinade for my husband and he loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2019
We had this for Easter dinner--it was fabulous!!!! Full of flavor and the fresh mint jelly makes this a real keeper!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2021
This marinade was just the perfect combination of sweet and savory! i made this dinner for me and my ex and honestly cooking with recipes like this might actually bring us back together! The pomegranate juice in the marinade was just the right flavor along with the rosemary and garlic. Delish! i will be making this again soon. Read More
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