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Fennel-Crusted Lamb Chops
with Olive Relish
Makes 4 Servings
*1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seed
*1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*4 (4-ounce) lamb chops, trimmed of all fat
*1/4 cup minced red onion
*1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
*2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
*1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
*3/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives
*2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
*2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
*Pinch black pepper
1Prepare hot coals for grilling or preheat broiler.
2Grind fennel seed, peppercorns and salt together in a spice grinder. Dust lamb chops on each side with fennel mixture. Broil or grill until cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
3Combine ingredients for olive relish in a medium bowl and mix well.
4Serve 1/4 cup relish with each cooked lamb chop.
  • Fat is an essential nutrient in a healthy diet; all fats, however, are not created equal. Our focus on healthy fats and oils emphasizes using vegetable sources like olive and canola oils and avocado, olives and nuts.
  • EACH SERVING CONTAINS APPROXIMATELY: 155 calories, 5 gm. carbohydrate, 8 gm. fat, 207 mg. cholesterol, 17 gm. protein, 351 mg. sodium, 2 gm. fiber
  • Source
    Scott Uehlein, Executive Chef, Canyon Ranch Health Resort, Tucson, Arizona