Zesty Finger-licking Chops

There is nothing like a meal right off the braai on a beautiful day to make life joyful and hearts content. Family, friends and good times is what makes braaing so amazing. It's is all about togetherness and an amazing fellowship with the people dear to us . It’s a time to enjoy a good life and be grateful for it.

When it comes to braaing you can simply throw some meat on the braai and add a little spice or you can follow one of these tantalising recipes to up your game and make your outdoor grilling experience one for the memory book. When trying a new recipe on the braai just remember, it need not be complicated.

Let’s face it, we are not all five-star chefs nor do we intend to be, but when it comes to weekend grilling we do want to stretch our culinary skills to see what we can accomplish.

Recipes need to be fun and easy and taste fantastic. They need to enhance our easy- going weekend and not put a huge dent in our bank accounts. We have just what you need to make your weekend grilling venture amazing from start to finish. Try one or more this weekend and have some fun!

This delicious recipe is super easy and massively flavourful bringing out the distinct flavours in the meat. It is also packed with zesty kick! It will go with nearly any side dish and provides a wonderful, easy, and tasty meat that is quick to prepare.

These marinated chops are everyone’s favourite! The lovely flavours of the lemon, rosemary and garlic will make your tastebuds tingle!


Zesty Finger-licking Chops


  • 8 chops
  • 2 tablespoons of olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh is best!)
  • 1 clove of fresh chopped garlic
  • 3 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 tbsp fresh Rosemary, chopped or blended
  • 1-2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Ground Pepper and sea salt


  1. Preheat the grill on medium heat.
  2. Make a marinate by whisking the lemon juice and mustard in a mixing bowl. Mix in the garlic, rosemary and chillies, and then gradually whisk in the olive oil.
  3. Brush the chops with mixture and transfer to a large zip-lock bag. Leave it to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to 5 hours or leave it overnight.
  4. Oil your grill. Place your chops on the grill and cook until well done. Turn your meat frequently to resist burning. The last 5 minutes of cooking, baste your chops with the remaining mixture.
  5. Take your chops off when done. Your chops are grilled well done when its juices run clear and it is not pink inside.
  6. Serve a wonderful meal with a pasta salad or potatoes and a vegetable salad on the side.