Marinated Lamb Chops

Marinated Lamb Chops Recipe

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Marinated Lamb Chops Recipe

This overnight marinated lamb chops recipe is perfect for the braai (barbeque). We compared a few ideas and decided on a versatile marinade. This means you can play around with the ingredients until you find the perfect match that makes your tastebuds come back for more. 

The addition of the wine, or sherry, makes this overnight marinated lamb chops recipe quite interesting. Lamb chops pair well with many different kinds of red wine so we decided to use red wine as the basis for this marinade. It was a risk we took, but it paid off. 

We tried three variations of this overnight marinated lamb chops recipe. The first one is with the basic ingredients we listed. With the second variation we tested, we replaced the herbs with a curry-based marinade. With the second variation, we used the same red wine but added cinnamon and a few cloves.

We presented all the variations to our taste panel of experts, who agreed we should stay with this overnight marinated lamb chops recipe we listed here. We hope you also enjoy it as much as we did. 

As for the red wine we used. The best red wines for cooking are those with moderate tannins: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese (the main grape in Chianti), and lighter-style Cabernets. Heat won't improve the undesirable qualities of bad wine: it will accentuate them.

We decided on a good quality Merlot and it worked a treat. We did the hard work to bring you this overnight marinated lamb chops recipe and would like to know what you think and welcome you to please share your thoughts with us. 

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Recipe Info


Serves: 8


Calories: 258
Carbs: 17g
Fat: 16.5g
Protein: 25.8g

Cooking Times

15 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
40 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 40 Minutes
55 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 55 Minutes




  1. Combine the juice and grated rind of the orange, sugar, herbs, onion, salt and pepper, oil, and wine or sherry in a mixing bowl
  2. Place the lamb chops in a shallow flat dish
  3. Pour the marinade over the lamb chops and place in the refrigerator overnight. Turn once
  4. Transfer the overnight marinated lamb chops to a flat ovenproof dish and bake in a preheated oven at 190°C (375°F) for 40 minutes
  5. Alternately braai (barbeque) the lamb chops on the grill
  6. Remove the lamb chops and place them in a braai (barbeque) casserole to keep warm
  7. Stir the cornflour into the pan juices and mix thoroughly to thicken
  8. pour the sauve over the chops and serve straight away.Eds Note: If you braaied (barbequed) the marinated lamb chops, the last step will be different. Pour the juices from the braai casserole into a pan, then add the flour to thicken.

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Hendrik Grobbelaar
Thow thumbs up! 👍👍 5.00

Jules Deacon
I am the go-to griller in our family and decided to treat our family and guests to a few grilled lamb chops. What a great marinade! Thanks 5.00

Dominic Drestler
Amazing! Really amazing lamb chops marinade 🥩🥩🥩 You get five from me. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Love the idea of soaking steak in the wine marinade 🍷🍷 5.00

Hester North
This is a great overnight marinated lamb chops recipe. We love entertaining and spoiling our guests with grilled lamb chops. Done the job. Everyone went home happy. Thanks! 5.00

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