Lamb chops basted in soy sauce

Lamb chops basted in soy sauce: A favourite of Madiba. Image: Adobe

Lamb chops basted in soy sauce: One of Nelson Mandela’s favourites

This Mandela month, try out one of Madiba’s favourite Sunday recipes, lamb chops basted in soy sauce. Each bite is a taste sensation.

Lamb chops basted in soy sauce

Lamb chops basted in soy sauce: A favourite of Madiba. Image: Adobe

With Mandela Day being celebrated this month, we have some of Nelson Mandela’s favourite recipes to share with you. Lamb chops basted in soy sauce were a firm favourite. It was a dish Nelson Mandela enjoyed on a Sunday for lunch or as an early dinner.

Mandela’s chef shares her lamb chops based in soy sauce recipe

I used to prepare these succulent baked lamb chops for him whenever he spent time at home on a Sunday. This dish always brings back fond memories as Nelson Mandela used to enjoy the rest of his plate with his cutlery but when he got to the lamb chops, he would use his hands to savour each tasty bite. He would not even leave a trace of meat on any bone.

Xoliswa Ndoyiya

The most important tip to get your lamb chops succulent and full of flavour is to lavish the chops generously with soy sauce. It enhances the flavour and makes the meat soft and lip-smackingly delicious. One bite and you will want to lick your plate afterwards to savour the taste.

Serve these baked lamb chops with vegetables of your choice. Mashed potato and a colourful mix of vegetables work well with this dish. You can also grill your veggies in the oven.

Soy sauce baked lamb chops recipe

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Xoliswa Ndoyiya Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4-6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Ingredients

  • 8-12 lamb chops

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • 1 medium onion, cut in rings

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • fresh oregano

  • parsley to garnish

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • In an oven-proof dish rub the chops with salt, pepper and olive oil.
  • Arrange the chops flat in the dish and bake or grill for 20 minutes.
  • Mix the soy sauce, tomato sauce, onion rings and crushed garlic and add on top of the chops.
  • Place back into the oven for 15 minutes or until the onions are caramelised.
  • Serve with vegetables of your choice.

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Looking for more tasty recipes Xoliswa used to prepare for Nelson Mandela? Just have a look at our recipe page for more of her recipes and much more. We have excellent suggestions for you to try. Read more here about how Xoliswa became Nelson Mandela’s personal chef.

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