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Lamb Chops

with Cherry-Ginger Sauce
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Health Score:
Health Score
7,1 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 30 min.
Ready in
Calories:
660
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Lamb is one of the least polluted meats and, like cherries, contains valuable minerals and vitamins. In addition, it contains high-quality protein.

Lamb chops are not only delicious at Easter: in summer you can use fresh sour cherries for the sauce and grill the marinated lamb chops on the barbecue.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie660 kcal(31 %)
Protein34 g(35 %)
Fat31 g(27 %)
Carbohydrates56 g(37 %)
Sugar added3 g(12 %)
Roughage4 g(13 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.2 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E1.7 mg(14 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin16.9 mg(141 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate138 μg(46 %)
Pantothenic acid1.2 mg(20 %)
Biotin0.9 μg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁₂3.6 μg(120 %)
Vitamin C12 mg(13 %)
Potassium611 mg(15 %)
Calcium54 mg(5 %)
Magnesium64 mg(21 %)
Iron3.9 mg(26 %)
Iodine7 μg(4 %)
Zinc5.8 mg(73 %)
Saturated fatty acids9.9 g
Uric acid272 mg
Cholesterol103 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
1 sprig
1
1
small Lemon
4 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
8
Lamb cutlets (about 125 grams)
400 grams
sour cherries (frozen)
1
1 piece
fresh Ginger root (about 10 grams)
2 teaspoons
Cultured butter (about 10 grams)
1 teaspoon
brown Cane sugar (about 10 grams)
100 milliliters
100 milliliters
Red wine (or broth)
½ teaspoon
ground cilantro
1
small Whole-grain baguette (about 300 grams)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Large knife, 1 Small bowl, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Paper towel, 1 Brush, 1 large Bowl (with lid), 1 Sieve, 1 Cutting board, 1 Pot, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Grill pan (or a large heavy pan)

Preparation steps

1.
Lamb Chops preparation step 1

Rinse oregano, shake dry and pluck leaves. Smash the unpeeled garlic with the side of a knife.

2.
Lamb Chops preparation step 2

Squeeze out lemon juice and mix with the oil and honey in a small bowl. Mix in the oregano and garlic.

3.
Lamb Chops preparation step 3

Trim fat from the lamb chops, then rinse (thereby removing any bone chips) and pat dry. Place on a large plate and sprinkle both sides with the lemon-oil marinade. Cover and let marinate for at least 2 hours at room temperature.

4.
Lamb Chops preparation step 4

Meanwhile, thaw cherries according to package instructions. Peel the onion and ginger and finely dice. Melt the butter in a pot. Sauté onion and ginger briefly, then sprinkle with the sugar and cook until caramelized.

5.
Lamb Chops preparation step 5

Add about 2/3 of the cherries along with the broth and wine as needed. Season with salt, pepper and half the coriander. Cook over low heat until cherries are softened, about 10 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender.

6.
Lamb Chops preparation step 6

Heat a grill pan or a large heavy pan over high heat. Drain the lamb chops and cook until browned, about 4 minutes on each side. Season with salt and pepper.

7.
Lamb Chops preparation step 7

Add remaining cherries to the puree and heat until warmed through. Season with salt, pepper and coriander and serve with the lamb chops and baguette.