My Famous Marinade

Famous! No, really. Well amongst my family and dinner guests, at least!

Last week was my brother’s birthday. (You may have already seen this on Instagram)

I decided I needed to make it a day that we celebrate him instead of getting bogged down in my own grief (and anger) so I made all his favorites for dinner. Grilled lamb chops with my “famous marinade” were ALWAYS his favorite and frequently requested. I make them every Easter. On the side we had his other favorites; roasted potatoes, a big green salad and homemade tzatziki… and let’s not forget the Texas “Sheath” Cake… because it is amazing! It was a wonderful way to honor him, a good new tradition.

Now the marinade. It is my favorite on lamb but really you could drop the mint and put it on any red meat.

My Famous Marinade


  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar (not super cheap but doesn’t have to fancy!)
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos (or tamari or soy sauce)
  • 4-5 large gloves of garlic minced
  • 4-5 rosemary branches- needles removed and chopped
  • 4-5 mint sprigs- leaves removed and chopped
  • 10 grinds of fresh cracked pepper


Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.

If making lamb chops, cut the rack of lamb into “lollipops” by cutting between the bones and separating. Once all are separated submerge lamb chops so the bones are upright and the meatiest part is in the marinade. Allow to marinate for up to two hours (any longer will make the meat tough!). Sometimes I leave them sitting on my counter and sometimes I stick back in the fridge… it all depends how crowded my fridge is.

Light the grill and bring to high heat. Grill lamb chops 2-3 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove to a platter and let sit for 5-7 minutes then serve!

*If using any other red meat drop the mint (you can swap another herb), still only marinate for up to two hours and grill to your preference!


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