Sunday, February 18, 2007

Moroccan style lamb chops

6 3/4-in. thick lamb rib chops
2 1/2 in. thick slices crustless French bread (or plain bread crumbs)
2 tsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. grated orange peel
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp. olive oil

Preheat oven to 500F. Grind bread in processor to fine crumbs. Add garlic, orange peel, cumin & cayenne pepper. Drizzle in olive oil & blend until crumbs are evenly moistened. Transfer crumb mix to plate. Sprinkle lamb chops w/salt. Dip both sides of lamb chops into crumb mix, pressing all crumbs onto lamb. Arrange lamb chops on small baking sheet & bake until crumb coating is golden and lamb is cooked to desired doneness, about 12 min. for medium-rare.

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