Sumac lamb chops

September 15, 2023 (Last Updated: September 14, 2023)
Sumac lamb chops recipe

Sumac lamb chops have a slightly spicy kick to them. This tender meat is even more mouth-watering when you soak it in this flavourful marinade. A delicious dinner dish. 

Sumac lamb chops

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 30 mins + 2 hrs to marinate


  • 45ml (3 tbsp) olive oil
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) sumac
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 lamb loin chops
  • fresh mint leaves, to serve



Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, sumac and seasoning in a large bowl.


Add the lamb chops to the marinade, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.


Remove from the fridge. Heat a griddle pan and grill the lamb chops to your liking.


Serve the chops with a tomato and oregano salad and plenty of fresh mint.


Cook's tip: This marinade works just as well with chicken or grilled fish. To drink: Zinfandel is a bright, spicy grape that loves exotic flavours.

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