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It’s been hot and sticky all week and I’ve been trying my best to avoid the heat, stay indoors or in the shade. Being pregnant in the summer is a pain with the temperature becoming unbearable and my ankles starting to swell 😦

But I still couldn’t resist making a variation of a recipe I saw while flipping through the July issue of Living magazine from the infamous Martha Stewart. I had just come from The English Butcher in nearby Benavista where I bought some lamb chops, among other things, so it was perfect timing. The marinade was quick and easy. I decided to accompany our summer grilled lunch with a simple tomato and red onion salad and some grilled aubergines with feta cheese. Here’s how it all turned out:

Grilled Lamb chops

  • For the marinade, mix 6 cloves smashed garlic (or minced if you like), 2 shallot thinly-sliced, 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, 1 1/2 cups olive oil, 1/4 cup fresh rosemary and 1/4 cup fresh oregano.
  • Take 1 kilo of lamb chops (about 12) and place in a glass or ceramic dish in one layer.
  • Marinate at least 4 hours or better yet, overnight in the fridge.
  • Remove the lamb chops from the marinade and drain, while you fire up the grill.
  • If you want to use the marinade, bring it to a boil in a small saucepan and serve alongside the meat.
  • Charcoal-grill the lamb chops for about 5 minutes per side (for medium rare).
  • Serve with some rosemary sprigs and the sauce on the side.
  • Serves 4.

Aubergines with feta and mint

  • Slice two large aubergines into thick coins (about 1/2 inch thick) and drizzle some olive oil.
  • In another bowl, mix 200 grams crumbled feta cheese with chopped mint and the juice of half a lemon.
  • When the aubergine is done and still hot, lay on a platter and top with the feta mixture.
  • Drizzle with some more olive oil and serve lukewarm.

2 thoughts on “Summer grill – Marinated Lamb chops and Aubergine salad

  1. Hi Travels and Tours,Glad you enjoyed the post. I’ll check your blog out in the enxt few days.G.T.


  2. hahhaha..I feel hungry when I read I your post..I had feel an interest to your blog…I wonder if we could link ex-change to my Travels and Tours Blog.Just visit my blog and leave your blog info..Looking forward on this Thnx..


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