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Garam Masala Lamb Chops with Apricot Couscous

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From EatingWell:  The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

Visit an Indian market to find various blends of garam masala, a popular spice mix. You'll also find it in the specialty-spice section at the supermarket or at Indian markets on the Web like www.kalustyans.com.

4 servings | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Bring water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Mix garam masala, 1 teaspoon oil, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub into lamb. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large, ovenproof, nonstick skillet over high heat. Cook the lamb, skin-side down, until browned on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn it over and transfer the skillet to the oven. Roast the lamb until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reaches 145F for medium-rare, 6 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing into chops.
  3. Meanwhile, stir couscous, apricots and raisins into the boiling water. Return to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in pine nuts, mint, lemon juice and the remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Serve the couscous with the lamb.

Nutrition

Per serving : 435 Calories; 15 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 62 mg Cholesterol; 6 g Carbohydrates; 27 g Protein; 7 g Fiber; 530 mg Sodium; 497 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

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