Barbecued Lamb Chops infused with fragrant fresh herbs

Barbecued Lamb Chops infused with fragrant fresh herbs

The unique flavour of rosemary imparts a smoky quality to lamb. Thyme, which is part of the mint family, also adds so much flavour to lamb.

Barbecued Lamb Chops infused with fragrant fresh herbs

Get ready for summer with this lip-smacking barbecued lamb chops recipe. Infused with fragrant herbs that pair particularly well with lamb, your taste buds will jump for joy. Fresh herbs add another dimension of flavour to food. To get your lamb chops perfect, combine rosemary and thyme with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Then, add a little bit of lemon zest and round it off with the slight sting of bird’s eye chillies. The barbecued lamb chops will taste as if they come from a high-end restaurant.

The unique flavour of rosemary imparts a smoky quality to lamb. Thyme, which is part of the mint family, also adds so much flavour to lamb. And that is the secret to getting the barbecued lamb chops so tasty and flavoursome – fresh herbs! If the fresh herbs come from your own little herb garden, the herbs will be as fresh as they can be. There is something really special to use your own homegrown herbs when cooking.  

Serve barbecued lamb chops with a salad or steamed beans for a light meal. To make it a heartier meal, serve with any of your usual side dishes for a barbecue

Barbecued Lamb Chops infused with fragrant fresh herbs

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Recipe by Irene Muller Course: BarbecueCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 lamb chops

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 lemon’s zest

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 2 small fresh bird’s eye chillies, (deseed the chillies if you prefer less heat)

  • cup olive oil

  • salt and black pepper to taste

Method

  • Chop all the herbs finely.
  • Make the dressing by combining the garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, rosemary, parsley, thyme and olive oil.
  • Season to taste.
  • Divide the dressing in two and set aside.
  • One half will be used to brush on the lamb chops while grilling on the barbecue and the other half will be used to dress the lamb chops at the end.
  • BARBECUE
  • Brush the grill surface to make sure it is thoroughly clean.
  • Season the lamb chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the lamb chops on the grill and brush them with some of the dressing. Barbecue for 2 minutes, flip and dress with more dressing. Barbecue until done, place on a plate, cover and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve the lamb chops with the remaining dressing drizzled on top. You can finish the dish with an extra drizzle of olive oil. Serve immediately.

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