Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Relish

Featured by Dierberg - Star Lane Vineyards in the Platinum Wine Club.

Ingredients

2 large oranges, segmented
1/3 cup red wine (such as Pinot Noir)
1/4 cup unsweetened pomegranate concentrate (found at gourmet markets)
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
16 baby lamb chops, frenched (ask your butcher to do it), fat trimmed to 1/8 inch
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1/3 cup finely diced Vidalia onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

Cut orange segments into 1/8-inch pieces over a bowl; collect juice (about 1/3 cup); set orange segments aside. Whisk orange juice, wine, pomegranate concentrate, 2 tablespoons of honey, oil, garlic and oregano in a bowl. Arrange lamb in a 9" x 13" baking dish; pour marinade over lamb. Cover; chill 1 to 2 hours, turning once. Combine cut orange, pomegranate seeds, onion, mint, remaining 1 tablespoon honey and lemon juice in a bowl. Toss gently; chill. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Remove lamb from dish, pat dry and grill to desired doneness (3 minutes per side for medium-rare). Let rest 1 to 2 minutes and serve.



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