Braai lamb chops

Braai lamb chops: Succulent bite for your guests. Image: Pixabay

Braai lamb chops: High-quality chops with an aromatic marinade

Enjoy a proudly South African meal with our braai lamb chops. A tasty celebration of high quality local produce while enjoying the sport this weekend.

Braai lamb chops

Braai lamb chops: Succulent bite for your guests. Image: Pixabay

Come cold or shine, South Africans love a braai. Not only do we enjoy having friends and family over for that outdoor cooking experience, we still enjoy it during the winter months. We’ve got the recipe that will warm you up while you’re indulging in the rich, high-quality products that only South Africa can provide. Our braai lamb chops are a celebration of one of our favourite meats to pop on the braai with everything else.

Tips for your braai lamb chops

The marinade and basting sauce is the same, made from garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, rosemary, parsley, thyme and olive oil. Remember to season after tasting so that you don’t overdo it. Baste the chops as they go onto the braai. Cut the fat in case they curl, but don’t touch the meat. You can also make these great lamb chops in the oven or even in an air fryer. Serve with some tasty veggies and garlic bread with a glass of wine to bring everything together.

Enjoy a proudly South African meal with our braai lamb chops. A tasty celebration of high-quality local produce while enjoying the sport this weekend.

Braai lamb chops recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Irene Muller Course: Main, BraaiCuisine: 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 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1 lemon’s zest

  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tbsp 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 braai and the other half will be used to dress the lamb chops at the end.
  • Braai
  • 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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