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Karoo Lamb Chop Marinade

Pre Time: 15min – 2hour marinade

Cooking Time: 20min

Feeds How Many – 6


  • 8 Loin Chops from Ryan Boon Meats – Ryan gets his Karoo lamb from Williston. Epic Lamb
  • 1/4cup Olive oil
  • 1/8cup Fresh lemon juice (not concentrated)
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Rosemary – fresh or dried
  • 1/2 tbsp Fresh crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp chilli Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder

How To Do It

So I’ve taken this wet marinade and we’re in the final development stages of launching this flavour into a convenient dry rub spice. Exciting times.

Grab a Ziplock bag, place all the lamb and ingredients into the bag. Seal it and mix. Now leave this resting for around and hour or 2. This airtight bag allows for the marinade flavours to penetrate the meat, enhancing that karoo lamb flavour explosion.

Once your open fire coals are ready, remove from Ziplock bag and braai. Remember, there’s honey in the marinade so monitor the heat and fat portions of the lamb. We all love a crispy chargrilled piece of lamb fat but its never too pleasant burning it.

Marinade ingredients | Lamb Chops | MeatRanger

Marinade ingredients

Mix and rest

Mix and rest

Sear over open coals

Sear over open coals

Enjoy with Coleslaw & Spuds

Enjoy with Coleslaw & Spuds

Ranger Tips

Not so much a tip, more of a disclaimer…. Some karoo lamb purists will probably want to burn me at the stake for suggesting a marinade with a pure karoo lamb chop. I get it, but I also get that this is not an overpowering marinade and purely enhances the flavour.