This post is sponsored by Ninja Foodi Grill. Lamb is an Aussie favourite, and this marinated version is the best, yummiest way you can enjoy it. So fire up the grill and get ready for the most delicious way you can enjoy lamb!
Why you're going to love this recipe
Lamb is such a delicious meal, no matter how you cook it, but marinating it takes it to the next level. Here's why you're going to love this recipe:
- versatile, I've used lamb cutlets, but it works just as well with chump chops, forequarter chops or even a simple backstrap. It's also a delicious way to enjoy lamb riblets.
- fresh herbs and zesty lemon bring out the yumminess in lamb!
- quick and easy to mix, a leave to marinate. You can marinate for anything from 20 minutes to overnight.
- super easy and quick to cook, needing only 10 minutes total!
What goes into the recipe
Don't forget to scroll to the recipe card for ingredient amounts and full method.
- lamb. I've used cutlets, but this recipe just works well with lamb, so whether you choose cutlets, lamb steaks, lamb chops is up to you!
- herbs. Oregano is the main one, then add things like thyme, rosemary etc, just whatever you have on hand.
- lemon. this needs to be fresh because we use the zest and the juice.
How to make this recipe
Mixing this marinade is quick and simple and the best part is the grilling!
- Combine the herbs, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest in a jug and mix. (images 1,2,3)
- Pour over the lamb and allow to marinate. A minimum of 20 minutes, but up to overnight. See the FAQS for info on how to freeze lamb when marinated. (Image 4)
- Preheat your Ninja Foodi Grill (High) (image 5)
- Place the lamb on the grill (image 6)
- Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes (image 7)
- Then open up and turn the lamb (image 8)
- Cook for 5 more minutes, then allow to rest (image 9)
Cooking with Ninja Foodi Grill
I love appliances that do more than one thing. The Ninja Foodi Grill is a 4 in 1 (grill, bake, airfry and dehydrate)...making it perfect for bench space poor people like me. I have to admit though, I was skeptical. Could it really do all 4 things well?
The answer is yes. I am a big fan of the bbq, my husband is obsessed with BBQing, but the Ninja Foodie Grill was a literal lifesaver this weekend with torrential rain. It grills (really well, like imagine it was done on a bbq!), it airfries (and I like it better than my standalone airfryer), it bakes (I did mini muffins for lunchboxes!) and it dehydrates (I made tomato powder with leftover tomato skins and cores from making tomato ketchup).
Why I love it:
- the smoke when grilling is mostly contained- so it would be perfect for apartment dwellers.
- you get actual grill lines!
- it's quick to heat up.
- the flavour is as though you had actually cooked it on a bbq.
- easy to clean- dishwasher safe!
- great capacity, you can fit loads in there!
- dedicated basket, and easy to turn things in it.
- dishwasher safe
- great for quick baking because it heaps up super quick
- great size for mini muffins or even a cake
- easy to clean and dishwasher safe
- great capacity, especially if you do bigger things that aren't flat!
- easy to clean
- maintains and reaches temp quickly
I fully test out any appliance before I am willing to recommend it to my readers, and this one ticks all the boxes! It's perfect for time poor, busy mums who just want to get dinner done!
Expert tips and FAQs
My most important tip is to let the meat rest after cooking, whether you are cooking chops, cutlets or even a full roast, this is super important!
If you marinate the meat when purchased and freeze you will find that it comes out of the freezer positively delicious as it has had time to marinate whilst freezing and whilst defrosting, hence allowing a lot of flavour to get into your meat. If you're organised like this it means that taking it out of the freezer and getting it ready involves no extra work!
I think the best thing is some yummy sweet potatoes like these ones, and some steamed green veggies.
Yes! It is relatively lean and healthy. The bonus of having lamb cutlets with kids is the fact that they can pick them up and eat them. And everyone loves being able to eat with their fingers.
More ideas for lamb for dinner
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Oregano and Lemon Lamb
- 1.5 kgs of lamb chops, fillet, cutlets, whole roast
- 1 cup olive oil extra virgin
- 4 sprigs fresh oregano pull the leaves off
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary just the leaves
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme just the leaves
- 2 lemons use the juice and zest of both
- Combine the marinade ingredients in a jug and mix thoroughly.
- Add to the lamb and marinate for at least 20 minutes (but up to overnight) in the fridge.
- Bring the lamb out of the fridge at least ½ hour before cooking. (If you are only marinating for 20 minutes just do it on the bench.
- Cook using your chosen method until they reach your preferred level of cooking. (I used the Ninja Foodi Grill- temp high- timing 10 minutes (5 per side).
- (Lamb is best served medium-rare)