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BBQ lamb chops with satay sauce recipe

BBQ lamb chops with satay sauce recipe

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Impress your pals this summer with our BBQ lamb cutlets, which have been given a tasty twist. The addition of a homemade satay sauce gives this dish added wow-factor. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 509 calories / serving


  • 12 lamb cutlets or chops
  • 2 tsp soft light brown sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced, plus extra lime wedges to serve
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 160ml light coconut milk
  • 2½ tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • handful fresh coriander, to serve
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    40g 57%
  • Saturates

    19g 96%
  • Sugars

    3g 4%
  • Salt

    1.5g 25%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 4.3g Protein 33.6g Fibre 0.9g


  1. Put the lamb cutlets in a non-metallic dish and sprinkle over 1 tsp brown sugar, half the lime juice and 1 tbsp light soy sauce. Turn to coat and set aside.
  2. To make the satay sauce, put the garlic, ginger, chilli and remaining 2 tsp brown sugar in a small frying pan over a low-medium heat. Cook for 3-4 mins, stirring, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to sizzle. Add the coconut milk and peanut butter, turn the heat up slightly and simmer for a few mins to make a sauce. Stir in the remaining lime juice and soy sauce (it will thicken on cooling so don’t worry if it seems slightly thin). Cover and set aside.
  3. If using a barbecue, make sure the coals are white-hot with no trace of flame. Alternatively, set a griddle or frying pan over a high heat until smoking. Lay the lamb cutlets directly on the barbecue bars, or in the hot pan, in a single layer (you may have to work in batches). Cook for 2-3 mins on each side, depending on thickness, until well marked. Remove to a plate to rest and cover with foil.
  4. Serve the lamb cutlets with the warm satay sauce. Scatter with coriander and serve with extra lime wedges to squeeze over.

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