Recipe: Lamb Chops with Yoghurt and Orange

The original recipe can be found on the New Zealand Beef and Lamb Recipes website. Looks delicious!

Serves 6


  • 6 Quality Mark lamb leg or shoulder chops, fully trimmed

For the Marinade

  •  2 Tbsp oil
  •  1 cup natural yoghurt
  •  1 onion, peeled and chopped
  •  Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  •  1 tsp ground cumin
  •  1 tsp ground cardamom (optional)
  •  Salt and pepper to taste
  •  6 large oranges


Combine marinade ingredients in a large dish. Marinate the lamb chops for 3-4 hours. Top and tail the oranges (leaving the skin on) and cut into thick slices, allowing 3 slices (1 orange) per person. Remove the chops from the marinade, drain and grill for 3-4 minutes per side on a lightly oiled medium-hot barbecue. Season with salt and pepper.

Barbecue the orange slices on the grill with the lamb for the last 3-4 minutes, or until heated through and golden. Serve with the lamb chops.