Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Chops

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  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • Kosher salt

  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)

  • 8 lamb rib chops (2 pounds)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  1. In a small bowl, mix the spices with 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt. Pat the garlic all over the lamb chops, then sprinkle them with the spice mixture.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Add the chops and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, for about 6 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer the chops to plates, garnish with the cilantro and serve.

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Originally appeared: November 2004

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