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Southwestern Lamb Chops

Posted in : Lamb on by : Daphne


1 cup orange juice2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped1 tsp ground cumin1/2 tsp saltDash pepper3/4 cup halved, sliced sweet onion4 tsp cornstarch1/4 cup cold water1 cup fresh orange sections2 tbs minced fresh cilantro8 lamb loin chops (1-inch thick)


In a saucepan, combine orange juice, jalapeno, cumin, salt if desired and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture begins to simmer. Stir in onion.
Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minute or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat. Stir in oranges and cilantro; keep warm.
Grill the lamb chops, covered, over medium-hot heat for 12-14 minutes, turning once, or until a meat thermometer reads 140 degrees F rare; 160 degrees F, medium-well; or 170 degrees F, well done. Serve with orange sauce.