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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 676kcal
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


  • For the marinade,
  • In a large bowl or tupperware mix all the ingredients together.
  • Add in the chops and make sure they are coated well.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • For the pesto:
  • In a food processor or blender combine the mint, garlic and pistachios until coarsely chopped
  • Add the oil with the motor running until a paste forms
  • Season with salt and pepper and set aside
  • To cook the lamb:
  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  • Put the chops on the grill and cook until done
  • For medium they take about 4 minutes a side so pretty quick.
  • Do not overcook them for best flavor and texture


Calories: 676kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1340IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2.7mg