Marinated lamb chops with herbs and chillies


If  you’re crazy about a braaied chop, this recipe will go down well.


Makes: 6 portions

Preparation time: 20 minutes (plus marinating time)

Cooking time: 15-25 minutes (depending on how the thick the chops are and how you like them done).

• 12 lamb chops

• 15ml fresh rosemary, finely chopped

• 30ml fresh parsley, finely chopped

• 15ml fresh thyme, chopped

• 30ml dried chilli flakes

• 2 cloves of garlic

• 30ml coriander seeds, roasted

• salt and freshly ground black pepper

• grated peel and juice of 1 lemon

• olive oil

1 Place the chops in a non-metal bowl suitable for marinating; preferably without them overlapping.

2 Use a mortar and pestle to finely grind the rosemary, parsley, thyme, chilli flakes, cloves of garlic, coriander seeds, salt and pepper. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle you can use a stick blender and pulse until it has a rough texture – it should not be pureed. Add the lemon peel and juice and just enough olive oil to make a paste and rub over the chops. Set aside for 30 minutes to marinade.

3 Braai the chops over mild coals until cooked to your liking.

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