Sticky barbecue lamb forequarter chops

Forequarter chops were once the BBQ chop of choice, they come from the shoulder of lamb, which means they are on the bone. And remember that old expression, ‘closer to the bone, the sweeter the meat’. These delectable sticky barbecue lamb forequarter chops from Australian Lamb are sure to be a hit, leaving everyone asking for more.

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  1. Pat lamb dry with paper towel and place on a plate. Mix hoisin, sugar and sesame oil in a bowl with 1 tablespoon warm water until smooth. Brush marinade onto lamb.
  2. Preheat a chargrill pan over high heat until very hot. Place a piece of baking paper on the grill to prevent sticking and place lamb chops on the baking paper. Cook in batches to prevent overcrowding. Cook lamb for 4-5 minutes each side until marks appear and lamb is cooked to medium. Rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Wash choy sum and toss with capsicum and broccolini in a hot frying pan or wok for 1 minute. Drizzle with a little sesame oil and hoisin sauce.
  4. Serve lamb with vegetables and steamed brown rice.


  1. You can marinate the lamb overnight if you have time for extra tenderness.
  2. This dish can also be cooked on the BBQ

Original Recipe – Australian Lamb