Lamb Chops with Hot Cranberry Jam

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Lamb chops served with a spicy jam made from cranberries, chili peppers, garlic, ginger and rosemary. If you like spicy and interesting food, this recipe is for you.


  • 8 lamb chops
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ lb / ca. 250g fresh cranberries
  • 2 oz / 60g fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1-2 hot chili peppers (with seeds), chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • 1 cup port wine
  • ¼ tsp salt (or to taste)


  1. Set heavy pan over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar, cook until caramelized and browned.
  2. Add ginger, chili peppers, garlic, rosemary and salt. Reduce heat. Cook until ginger has softened.
  3. Add cranberries and port wine. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until the jam is thick and smooth.
  4. Set aside and keep warm.
  5. Season lamb chops with freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Set frying pan over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil. Fry lamb chops from both sides until done, ca. 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove lamb chops from pan and let rest for a few minutes.
  7. Serve lamb chops topped with the jam

Serving suggestions: Serve with pan-fried potatoes and a vegetable like brussel sprouts or steamed asparagus and a few leaves of watercress.

Yields 4 servings

Preparation time ca. 45 minutes


I love how you kicked up the

I love how you kicked up the cranberry jam. Awesome!

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