New Zealand Grilled Lamb Chops

Please note that 12 hour marinade time is not listed in the prep time so please plan accordingly.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine New Zealand
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 676 kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 rack of New Zealand lamb
  • For the marinade
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Sirachi
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh mint leaves chopped finely
  • For the Pesto
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup pistachio nuts shelled
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. For the marinade,
  2. In a large bowl or tupperware mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Add in the chops and make sure they are coated well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. For the pesto:
  6. In a food processor or blender combine the mint, garlic and pistachios until coarsely chopped
  7. Add the oil with the motor running until a paste forms
  8. Season with salt and pepper and set aside
  9. To cook the lamb:
  10. Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  11. Put the chops on the grill and cook until done
  12. For medium they take about 4 minutes a side so pretty quick.
  13. Do not overcook them for best flavor and texture
Nutrition Facts
New Zealand Grilled Lamb Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 676 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 59g 91%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 315mg 13%
Potassium 348mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 27g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 26.8%
Vitamin C 13.2%
Calcium 9.8%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.