Lamb: Lamb Dishes: Lamb Chops with Nectarine Salsa

Jazz up lamb chops with this fruity nectarine salsa! Our Recipe Makeover transforms the traditional fried lamb chop into a unique, lower-calorie, lower-fat version.
Per serving: 299 calories and 8g fat.
Saves: 148 calories and 26g fat!

Author: Fresh Finesse - adapted by CalorieKing
Date: November 04, 2010

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x 4-1/4 oz servings (4-1/4 oz raw)

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 8 mins

Ingredients:

    Lamb chops can be a healthy meat choice but when fried the calories increase quickly. Instead, cut the fat and up the vitamins by grilling smaller leaner chops and adding nutritious fresh fruit.
  Recipe Makeover

    8 small lamb chops, fat trimmed (about 17 oz. or four 4 oz. chops)
    3 ripe nectarines, pitted and diced
    1 navel orange, peeled and cut into pieces, save remaining juice
    1 tsp grated fresh ginger
    3 spring onions (green onions), sliced
    1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

  Traditional Recipe

    4 large lamb chops
    1 Tbsp dried rosemary
    1/4 cup oil

Directions:

    Grill lamb chops for 4 minutes each side or until cooked.

    To make salsa, combine nectarines, orange flesh, orange juice, and ginger in a serving bowl. Mix well. Stir in spring onion and freshly ground black pepper.

    Serve immediately or refrigerate before use. Serve salsa over lamb.

Variations:

    This recipe goes well with "Strawberry Summer Salad" and oven-baked potato wedges "Fun Fries".

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

MakeoverTraditional
Calories:299 cals447 cals
Kilojoules:1,253 kJ1,871 kJ
Fat8.0 g34.0 g
Carbohydrates10.0 g0.0 g
Protein45.0 g31.0 g
Cholesterol100.0 mg112.0 mg
Sodium159 mg100 mg
Saturated Fat4.0 g13.0 g
Fiber2.0 g0.0 g
Calcium40.0 mg29.0 mg
Total Sugars8.0 g0.0 g

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