Pomegranate-Marinated Lamb Chops

Pomegranate-Marinated Lamb Chops
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Grill Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
8 chops


  • 8 lamb rib chops, cut into 2-rib portions, or loin chops, cut 1 inch thick

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¾ cup pomegranate juice

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 medium shallot, cut up

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh mint

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed


  1. Trim fat from chops. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper. Place chops in a freezer bag.

  2. For marinade, in a blender or food processor combine pomegranate juice, oil, shallot, mint, and thyme. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Pour over chops. Seal bag; turn to coat chops. Freeze for up to 4 months.

  3. To serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

  4. Drain chops, reserving marinade. In a small saucepan bring marinade to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.

  5. For a charcoal or gas grill, place chops on the grill rack directly over medium heat. Cover and grill for 12 to 14 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or 15 to 17 minutes for medium (160°F), turning once halfway through grilling and brushing with marinade for the last 5 minutes of grilling.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
22g Fat
7g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 362mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 379mg 8%
Folate, total 16mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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