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Grass-fed Lamb Loin Chops with Blackberry Sauce Recipe

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes

This recipe from Real Food By Dad features tender New Zealand grass-fed lamb loin chops served with blackberry sauce – it’s a dish the whole family will love. We like pairing the loin chops with a seasonal vegetable salad. 


For the Lamb:

  • 2 lb. New Zealand grass-fed lamb loin chops (Tip: look for the Taste Pure Nature Logo)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Kosher salt

For the Sauce:

  • 5 oz blackberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 lime, zested


  • 1. Place lamb on a big plate. Sprinkle with salt on both sides. Cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours.

For the Sauce:

  • 2. In a food processor bowl, combine the blackberries, lime zest, sugar, molasses, honey, cornstarch, cinnamon, and allspice. Pulse until well blended.
  • 3. Transfer to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until sauce is reduced by a quarter. Remove from heat.

For the Lamb:

  • 4. Remove loin chops from fridge, pat dry any collected moisture.
  • 5. Set up grill for two-zone cooking and heat to medium.
  • 6. Brush sauce on loin chops, then place on indirect heat. Close lid and grill for 2 minutes.
  • 7. Turn loin chops over and grill for another 2 minutes, or until desired level of doneness.
  • 8. Remove loin chops from grill and cover tightly with foil.
  • 9. Place back on grill, or on a smaller grate directly over the coals. Heat an additional 10-15 minutes. Tip: The grill should be so hot you can only hold your hands over the coals for 2-3 seconds.
  • 10. Brush loin chops with more sauce and sear on the grate for 60-90 seconds. Flip and repeat.
  • 11. Remove loin chops from the grill and set aside to rest.

To Serve:

  • 12. Drizzle loin chops with remaining sauce and serve immediately. Pair with a salad of seasonal vegetables for a complete meal.
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