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Pepper-Crusted Lamb Chops with Chocolate Port Sauce

  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    20 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    14 minutes


4 each lamb shoulder chops (2 lbs.), fat trimmed
1 tablespoon Black pepper, freshly ground
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup tawny port wine
2 oz bittersweet chocolate
1/4 teaspoon anise extract
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chili pepper, or to taste
Pepper-Crusted Lamb Chops with Chocolate Port Sauce


1. Coat lamb chops with pepper and salt.
2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat until very hot, about 3 minutes. Sear lamb until medium rare, about 5 to 7 minutes per side. Remove lamb from pan and set aside to rest on a cutting board or plate.
3. Drain excess fat from pan. Return pan to stove over medium heat. Add port, chocolate, anise extract, cumin, and chipotle, swirling around until thickened and reduced by 1/3 to 1/2, about 10 minutes. Place lamb chops on 4 plates. Drizzle sauce over chops and serve.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, January - February 2011


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 780 kcal (39%)
Calories from Fat 504 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 56 g (86%)
Saturated Fat 25 g (125%)
Cholesterol 145 mg (48%)
Sodium 320 mg (13%)
Total Carbohydrates 16 g (5%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (8%)
Protein 40 g (66%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a