Spice-Scented Lamb Chops with Onion-Tomato Compote

Spice-Scented Lamb Chops with Onion-Tomato Compote
Photo by Rita Maas


  • 1 to 1-¼ lb. lamb chops (about 4 loin chops or 6 rib chops; see How to pick the right cut of lamb chop)
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. plus 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 1 to 2 cloves garlic
    • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
    • 1/8 tsp. cayenne
    • 3 canned plum tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
    • 1 tsp. honey
    • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oven to 400°F. Combine the cumin, cinnamon, and black pepper with 1 tsp. of the olive oil. Rub this paste on the lamb chops and let them stand at room temperature while you thinly slice the onion and finely chop the garlic. In an ovenproof heavy-based medium skillet, heat the remaining ...

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