Lamb chops with cranberry sauce

Fruits and berries are very well with beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey and duck — they give meat dishes a pleasant sour-sweet taste.

Late northern berries — cranberries, cranberry — traditionally used with meat in Russian cuisine. Raspberries, currants with meat — more unusual option. These berries can be put in the meat during cooking, but you can cook the sauce from them.

Here’s one way of preparation berry sauce: mix the sugar and vinegar in a saucepan and gently evaporate. In the resulting syrup fry berries. Then pour a dry wine and a little put out to simmer, add the meat broth. Boil until the volume reduction factor of 2, and then break the contents into a blender with an addition of butter and rubbed through a sieve.

16 pieces of lamb brisket to ribs
400 g fresh or frozen cranberries
1 large sweet red onion
4 garlic cloves
1 large orange
1 tbsp. l. honey
1 tbsp. l. mustard seeds
1 h. L. peas allspice
olive oil «extra virgin»
Salt and black pepper


Pour the mustard seeds and allspice in a mortar and mash lightly — though about half of mustard seeds remain intact. Peel the onions and cut into thin feathers, chop the garlic. Wash the orange brush, remove the peel, squeeze the juice.

Place the cranberries, onion, garlic, orange juice, zest, half a mixture of mortar and honey in a saucepan and stir. Close the lid, over medium heat, bring to a boil.

Gently (berries sprinkles!) Tolkushkoy crush most of the cranberries. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, cool completely, tighten the wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Rub lamb chops on both sides with salt, pepper and olive oil, keep ’em at room temperature for 1 hour. Then place the steaks on a work surface and lightly beat off heavy pestle or the handle of the knife. Wrap the end of each bone with a piece of foil.

Season the meat on both sides of the remaining mixture of mortar (preferably pre-grind spices more carefully), rubbing her fingers.

Preheat oven to 100 ° C. Cover the pan with foil. Heat a frying pan grilled without oil. Party fry chops over high heat for 2.5 minutes. on each side and is passed on to the pan, until everything else is fried. Serve with sauce.

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