What chefs eat at home: Shaun Munro

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Blending his favourite flavours with Durban influencers, Shaun Munro is the Executive Chef at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani in KwaZulu-Natal. Of his slow-cocked lamb cutlets recipe he says: “This is a Munro family recipe that is really easy to put together — and forget about — as everything cooks together in one pot in the oven. Sunday is our family day and I usually make this before we head off to the beach, and come back and serve it with creamy mashed potato or saffron-infused couscous.”

Slow-cooked lamb cutlets


  • 8 lamb cutlets, excess fat removed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 500ml (2 cups) quality tomato ketchup
  • 1 ripe fresh tomato, grated
  • 2 onions, grated
  • 10ml (2 tsp) crushed garlic
  • 125ml ( cup) rose wine
  • 125ml ( cup) brown vinegar
  • 60ml ( cup) runny honey
  • 60ml ( cup) olive oil
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) Worcestershire sauce
  • Bunch of fresh mint, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  • Season the cutlets and brown in a hot griddle pan on both sides.
  • Place in a casserole dish with a lid.
  • Combine all the remaining ingredients and pour over the cutlets, stirring to coat.
  • Cover with foil and lid and roast for 90 minutes.
  • Remove lid and foil and roast for a further 30 minutes, allowing sauce to reduce slightly.
  • Remove from oven, pour off excess oil and serve with mash, couscous, polenta or pasta

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