Celebrate chop chop: 6 mouthwatering recipes to make this Father’s Day

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(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

Spoil the dad in your life with a juicy chop on the braai. Here’s how best to cook the different cuts.

LAMB CHOPS SPICED WITH RAINBOW PEPPER

Pepper doesn’t just spice up a dish – it also adds depth of flavour. Pink peppercorns have a slightly fruity flavour that goes well with lamb chops.

Lamb chops
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP Serve the chops with the ratatouille, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.

CURRIED LAMB CHOPS WITH DHANYA PAP AND ATCHAR

The curry marinade gets deliciously sticky as the chops are braaied. The longer you marinate the chops, the more flavoursome they become – you can even marinate them for a day or two before braaiing.

Atchar
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP Serve the chops with the pap and atchar.

SPICY CHOPS WITH CHAKALAKA BEANS

Loin chops are deliciously tender. We give these chops some extra zing with a chilli and spice mixture and serve them with beans and creamy lemon yoghurt.

Atchar
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP Garnish the chops with fresh coriander and lemon zest and serve with the chakalaka beans and yoghurt.

PORK LOIN CHOPS WITH CREAMY GARLIC MASH AND ROASTED APPLES

When braaied, the rind of pork loin chops tends to get tough. We sliced the rind off and roasted it in the oven until crispy while braaiing the chops with a mustard spread.

Pork Loin
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP Serve the chops with the mashed potato, apples and crackling.

STICKY MOROCCAN LAMB CHOPS WITH LENTILS

We use saddle-cut lamb chops in this recipe and serve them with healthy lentil salad.

Lamb chops
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP Serve the chops with the lentil salad, lemon wedges and fresh mint.

LEMONY LAMB CHOPS WITH FETA AND ROCKET PESTO

Just about any cut of lamb works well for this, whether loin, rib or even shoulder chops. We complement the flavour of the lamb with simple lemon and sea salt and serve it with a creamy feta and rocket pesto.

Lamb chops
(PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

TIP Serve the chops with the pesto and salad.

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