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Dukkah Lamb chops

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Dukkah lamb chops

Dukkah lamb chops

It’s been freezing in Pretoria the last few weeks and even though I’ve been cooking lots of soups, stews and curries, last night I craved something light and summery. I was just tired of all the heaviness. I wanted something that reminded me of sun, sea and brighter days and so I stopped at the butcher on my way home and got a few beautiful lamb rib chops.

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I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them when I bought them but once I got home I spotted a tub of Dukkah and new I would be using the fragrant spice mix to perfume the chops. Served with a simple salad of avocado and baby spinach and deliciously creamy tzatziki, this was a phenomenal, ultra quick supper and satisfied my craving for summer.

Dukkah lamb chops

Dukkah Lamb chops
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Recipe type: Dinner, Meat, BBQ, Grilling
Serves: 4
  • 8 rib chops, approximately 2cm thick
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup dukkah
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Drizzle the oil and lemon juice over the chops.
  2. Sprinkle over the dukkah and the salt and rub into the chops, making sure they're well covered.
  3. You can cook the chops on a hot braai (barbecue), grill them in a griddle pan or fry them in a very hot frying pan.
  4. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side until they are golden brown and the fat has started crisping but the meat is still blushing pink inside.
  5. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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  • Lou

    Hi, these looked so fabulous I had to give them a try except i didn’t know what dukkah was and after searching around our local shops and not finding anything I decided to google it, when I saw what was in, I thought I’d have to try make my own cos I’m not missing out on this! Well, I did make my own and it does taste delicious and I’m glad I googled it cos I also read that you can eat it on bread, which I also enjoyed 🙂
    I shared the dukkah with colleagues at work cos I was so excited about it and one used hers on prawns which also came out good (but worked better on lamb chops) don’t know if I’ll ever be able to eat “normal” lamb chops again … thanks for the great idea!

    • Alida Ryder

      Too clever you are Lou! And so glad you liked it!

  • Thuli

    Hi Alida, I love the look of the site! Well done! This recipe looks and sounds amazing. I will definitely be trying it out! xx

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    So simple and yet flavorful! Must try this!

    • Alida Ryder

      You must! And let me know what you think, once you have!

  • choukeru

    If you don’t mind me asking, which butcher do you go to? Those chops look amazing and I’d never have thought of putting dukkah on them. Yum!

    • Alida Ryder

      I use Mondanette in Monument Park, Pretoria. 🙂

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