Pacific Rim Lamb Rib Chops with Stir-Fry

Pacific Rim Lamb Rib Chops with Stir-Fry

Pacific Rim Lamb Rib Chops with Stir-Fry

8 servings

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Marinate 30 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

8        American Lamb rib chops, 1/2-inch thick

1/3        cup lite soy sauce

4        cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/4        cup hoisin sauce

2        tablespoons grated gingerroot

1        large onion, sliced

1        cup sliced celery

4        medium red bell peppers, sliced

2        packages (6 ounces each) brown mushrooms, quartered

2        cups broccoli florets

3/4        pound snow peas, trimmed

In small bowl combine soy sauce, garlic, hoisin sauce and gingerroot. In large glass baking dish arrange lamb chops. Pour on 1/4 cup soy mixture, turning chops to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In large skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray cook onion over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add celery and cook 2 additional minutes. Mix in bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, peppers and remaining soy sauce mixture. Cook for 4 minutes. Stir in pea pods, turn off heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Broil lamb chops 4 inches from source of heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, turning once or to desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF for medium and 170ºF for well. Mound vegetables on plates and top each with lamb rib chop.

Nutrition per serving: 270 calories, 25 g protein, 19 g carbohydrates, 11 g total fat (35% calories from fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 5 g fiber, 632 mg sodium, 7 mg niacin, 0.54 mg vitamin B6, 2 mcg vitamin B12, 3 mg iron, 4 mg zinc