Tahini BBQ lamb chops


  • Two racks of lamb divided into 12-14 single chops
  • 100g of baby red chard or lamb’s lettuce
  • four halved plums
  • 150g tahini paste
  • one minced garlic clove
  • two chopped salted anchovies
  • 1 teaspoon pul biber chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • Transform 6 plums into eighths
  • 50 gram of sugar
  • Mince one clove of garlic
  • one dried chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Szechuan pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • ½ teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  1. Easily pulverize the BBQ sauce ingredients with a stick blender or small food processor, creating a smooth and creamy paste. Depending on its variety of tahini, you may need to add some extra water until your desired custard-like consistency is achieved. Use this flavorful BBQ sauce right away or store it in the refrigerator for up to two days!
  2. Gather the plum wedges, sugar, garlic cloves, spices of your choice, bay leaf and pomegranate molasses into a small frying pan. Subsequently heat on high until you bring it to full boil.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes until the plums become soft and start to disintegrate, then take off from the heat. Add in salt and vinegar to give it a final flavor kick. You can consume this immediately or let cool before storing into your refrigerator for up to several days.
  4. When you’re prepared to cook, generously brush half of the BBQ sauce over both sides of the chops. Reserve the remaining BBQ sauce for brushing onto your grilling chops during cooking.
  5. Set the chops one-by-one on a rack above your blazing BBQ. Grill for two minutes, then flip them over and apply some additional sauce. Turn them back after another two minutes, brushing with more of that delightful marinade once more.
  6. Grill, turn and baste your chops for a full 6 minutes before transferring them to the serving platter. For an added aesthetic touch, arrange some baby chard over top of the meat prior to bringing it out.
  7. Grill the plum halves cut-side down on your BBQ for a minute or two to heat them up, then arrange with the chops on the platter. Serve alongside Plum Sauce for an extra burst of flavor!