Lamb Lollipops with Festive Sauces

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 45 min.
Two savory sauces, served alongside lamb lollipops, will impress guests at your next party.


  • 1/2 cup Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs fresh rosemary, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 lamb racks, frenched
  • Minted Tomato Sauce1 clove garlic, crushed with a little salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 1/2 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 3 tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs mint, chopped


  • Combine mustard, balsamic vinegar, oil, rosemary, garlic, and salt.
  • Place the lamb in a roasting or sheet pan with the ribs curving down; coat the tops with the mustard mixture.
  • Allow to stand for 1 hour at room temperature.
  • Roast the lamb at 450°F for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to sit for 15 minutes
  • Cut into individual ribs; serve with Minted Tomato Sauce (recipe follows) and prepared pesto sauce.
  • Minted Tomato SauceIn a food processor, combine garlic, water, oil, oregano, red wine vinegar, tomatoes, lemon juice, and mint; blend for 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 316
  Calories from Fat 171 (54%)
(30%) Total Fat 19g
(30%) Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(31%) Cholesterol 94mg
(27%) Sodium 660mg
(19%) Potassium 651mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
(6%) Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(60%) Protein 30g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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