Japanese-Style Caramelised Lamb Chops

PREP: 10 mins (plus 30 mins marinating time) COOK: 10 mins Add to My Favourites

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Serves 4:

  • 8-12 lamb chops (depending on size)
  • Small piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp mirin
  • 3 tbsp Japanese sake wine (or white vermouth)
  • 8 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 large tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped


Step 1

In a large shallow dish mix the soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar and ginger. Add the lamb chops, mix well, cover and leave to marinate for 30 mins.

Step 2

Pre-heat the grill to moderate. Remove the chops from the marinade and place on a baking tray. Transfer the marinade to a small saucepan. 

Step 3

Brush the chops with honey and allow to caramelise under the grill for 10 mins, turning halfway through.

Step 4

Heat the marinade until hot, remove from the heat and add the chives. Use as a side sauce for your lamb chops. 

Step 5

Serve with udon noodles fried in a wok with a little toasted sesame oil, soy, carrot sticks and fresh spring onions.

Chef's Tip

Sprinkle the chops with toasted sesame seeds just before serving.


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