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American Lamb Lollipops with Festive Sauces

American Lamb Lollipops with Festive SaucesRecipe courtesy of the American Lamb Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 American Lamb racks, frenched

Minted Tomato Sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed with a little salt
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 to 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 to 3 tomatoes, crushed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped mint

Pesto Sauce (purchased or homemade)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine mustard, 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.
  2. Roast the lamb at 450°F (230°C) for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven; cover with aluminum foil. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Cut into individual ribs; serve with Minted Tomato Sauce and prepared pesto sauce.
  5. For Minted Tomato Sauce: In a food processor, combine garlic, water, oil, oregano, vinegar, tomatoes, lemon juice and mint; blend for 1 minute.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the American Lamb Board.