Chermoula is a popular North African marinade which is usually used to flavour seafood and meats; it is a good replacement for those who do not like hot marinades but want to enjoy the robust flavours of North African Spices. Usually it is a made out of herbs like mint (if used for lamb), parsley and coriander (for other meats) combined with spices such as cumin, smoked paprika and turmeric. Additional ingredients are also added like oil, lemon juice, garlic, onion and salt to give it a refreshing flavour. Then for some people who like it hot cayenne pepper can also be added.
For best result marinate the meat or fish 30 minutes before cooking. It is suitable for pan-grill, pan fry and open grills.
6 pcs lamb chops
1/2 cup olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 onion, finely chopped
1 handful mint, roughly chopped
2 tsp parsley, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp turmeric
3 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
- In a deep bowl mix all ingredients together.
- Massage each lamb chop with the marinade and set aside for 30 minutes.
- Pan grill the lamb chops and serve with salad or light pasta.