Lemon and herb marinated lamb chops

This recipe offers a classic combination of fresh herbs, lemon and succulent lamb chops.

Lemon and herb marinated lamb chops
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  • 6 lamb loin chops
  • 62,5ml flatleaf parsley, chopped
  • 62,5ml mint, chopped
  • 62,5ml fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 7,5ml garlic, crushed
  • 2,5ml crushed chili flakes
  • 45ml lemon juice
  • 15ml water
  • 45ml soya sauce
  • 62,5ml olive oil
  • 15ml brown sugar
  • 2,5ml salt
  • 6 fresh sprigs of rosemary
  • 5ml lemon zest
  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients except the lemon zest and rosemary sprigs in a jug. Use a stick blender and mix until all the herbs are finely chopped. (If you don’t have a food processor, chop the herbs as fine as possible by hand and mix with rest of the marinade ingredients in a bowl.)
  2. Place the lamb chops, rosemary sprigs and lemon zest in a resealable bag and pour the marinade on top. Gently distribute the marinade to ensure all the chops are covered.
  3. Try to remove as much air as possible from the bag prior to sealing. Place the bag in a container and marinate overnight. Remove the chops from the bag and shake the excess marinade off. Braai the marinated chops over hot coals for 15 to 20 minutes, turning often. Alternatively, one can sear the marinated chops in a heavy-bottomed pan for about three minutes on all sides. Then transfer to a 200°C preheated oven and roast for eight to 10 minutes.