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Zhoug & yoghurt marinade for grilled lamb and chicken

Prep 10 minutesCooking 10 minutes4 people

The chilli heat of Zhoug is tempered by the yoghurt and the natural sweetness of orange to make a versatile marinade for BBQ and grilled meats. You could also use it as a dressing for grilled vegetables by increasing the amount of yoghurt.


10 minutes

Middle Eastern

15 minute or less

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4tbsp Zhoug

5tbsp yogurt

1tbsp lemon juice

5tbsp orange juice

¼tsp salt

500g cubed lamb or chicken

Metal or wooden skewers


  1. Combine the Zhoug, yoghurt, lemon and orange juices and the salt in a bowl and stir well.
  2. Place the meat in a container and pour the marinade over, then mix so that all of the meat has been covered. Seal and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or ideally overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, thread the meat onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak beforehand so that they do not burn).
  4. Grill on a hot bbq for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until nicely coloured and charred on the outside and cooked all the way through. Remove and allow to rest for 2 minutes.

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