Mint Marinated Lamb Forequarter Chops
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Mint Marinated Lamb Forequarter Chops

This recipe for mint marinated lamb forequarter chops with lemon and garlic gives a burst of flavour to the ordinary chop. Grill on the barbeque for best results or cook inside on a grill pan. Forequarter chops are usually the cheapest cut of lamb you can buy. This recipe is both gluten and dairy free.

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*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.


Serve with aioli or mint sauce, a garden salad, potato salad or crispy skin baked potatoes and garlic bread.

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Saving Money

Save money by buying chops in bulk when they go on special then freeze what you can’t use for up to six months. Forequarter chops are the cheapest cut you can get but taste just as good as the other cuts of lamb.

Mint is easy to grow and is refreshing in both hot and ice tea. It is best to grow mint in pots as it can be invasive but it does start easily from the runners. Ask a friend for a piece of their plant and you will have the enjoyment of having fresh mint at your doorstep without the cost.

Try this Mint Growing Guide for growing advice and ideas on its many uses.

This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.

To save or print this recipe for mint marinated lamb forequarter chops, here is the PDF Version.

Do you love grilling?  Try this recipe for Grilled Spiced Zucchini.

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