Raspberry Vinegar Marinade

Double Scotch Lamb Chops

One of my favourite BBQ dishes is lamb marinated in Raspberry Vinegar. This was something I chanced upon when I bought a bottle of Raspberry Vinegar with a recipe attached. Over the years I have modified the original to simplify it and make it my own.

Ingredients

  • 125ml raspberry wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red current jelly melted
  • 2 tablespoons red wine (optional)
  • 1/4 of one fresh orange
  • fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 lamb chops or leg fillets

Method

  1. Melt red current jelly over a low heat, or in microwave, until soft and stir into raspberry wine vinegar
  2. Add red wine, hand-squeezed orange juice, salt and pepper, and whisk together
  3. Put meat in shallow dish and pour marinade over
  4. Tear orange peel in to small pieces and add with sprigs of fresh rosemary
  5. Cover with clingfilm and chill for at least 3 hours turning from time to time

To serve remove meat from marinade and cook on preheated BBQ. Serve with fresh green salad and boiled new potatoes with butter.

Tips

  • Source Raspberry Wine Vinegar from your local farm shop or make your own using white wine vinegar and a few fresh raspberries
  • Buy grass fed English lamb
  • As most marinades contain an acid they, together with the food to be marinated, should be put into a glass, stainless steel or enamel dish. Any turning or stirring should be done with a wooden spoon
  • Large joints of meat should be marinated overnight
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4 Comments

  1. Neil Grant says:

    I am a bit concerned that the red wine seems optional…

    1. The great thing about marinades is that you can alter any recipe to suit your palette. Do you have a favourite that you would like to share this bank holiday weekend as I’m sure many people, including myself, will be having a BBQ to make the most of our glorious summer weather?

      1. At the heart of the marinade is one of my favourites – raspberry vinegar. Maison Blanc (used to?) sell a “home made raspberry and red wine” vinegar in 200ml bottles, which was always brilliant. If, however, you feel like a proper expedition, then the Cowdray Farm shop by Midhurst has every other ingredient you could possibly need… http://www.cowdray.co.uk/farm-shop-and-cafe/shop/

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