Sesame Lamb Chops with Honey-Raisin Sauce

Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

  • Cooking spray 
  • 8 (4-ounce) lamb loin chops, trimmed 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/3 cup diced shallots
  • 1 cup fat-free, less sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

  • Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the lamb evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add lamb to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side. Remove lamb from pan.
  • Recoat pan with cooking spray. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and shallots; sauté for 1 minute. Stir in broth, raisins, honey, cumin, and cinnamon. Add lamb, turning to coat. Simmer 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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