Grilled Lamb Lollipops are easy and elegant to make on the stove or grill. Flavored with simple ingredients it takes just a few minutes to get them on the dinner table.
As well, lamb is the perfect recipe for entertaining and the holidays! For dinner, I serve with Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes, Soft Fluffy Yeast Rolls, and Wedge Salad!
GRILLED LAMB LOLLIPOPS
A lamb lollipop is a trimmed lamb cutlet also known as a french trimmed rib chop. Frenched rack of lamb, or lamb lollipops, is when the bone has been cleaned of meat and fat and makes a prettier presentation. You can find lamb already frenched at the grocery store or ask your butcher to do it.
Lamb lollipops, or cutlets, are incredibly delicious and tender.
However, as a general rule, it’s impolite to eat lamb chops or lamb lollipops with your fingers. Etiquette instructors advise to always use a knife and fork to cut the meat, leaving behind any stray bits of meat.
HOW LONG TO COOK LAMB
Most people recommend cooking lamb to medium-rare. Use an instant-read thermometer to accurately determine the internal temperature of your lamb.
For medium-rare, cook until the internal temperature reaches 130-135 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Grilled Lamb Lollipops
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- 2 8 rib racks of lamb 16 ribs
- Mix all marinade ingredients together in a zip-top bag. Add lamb, marinate in refrigerator 2 hours minimum or up to 8 hours.
- Remove lamb from marinade and discard marinade.
- Grill, without grill lid, over medium coals (300 to 350 degrees F) 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion register 130 degrees for medium-rare.
- Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Cut into individual, one-bone 'lollipops'.
I have been trying out various recipes for lamb lollipops since I indulged and bought some a few months ago and reminded myself how much I love them. This recipe hands down has been the best, and I didn’t even have fresh herbs on hand so used dried. I can only imagine how much better it will taste with fresh ones. My daughter (23 and a foodie for sure) couldn’t stop making noises while eating them lol. I did marinade them for the full 8 hours so that may have made a difference. I really can’t recommend this recipe enough, it is that fantastic. Thank you for sharing!
Had my first lamb chop lollipop a few days ago and boy oh boy have I been missing out!!! I had lamb shank years ago and it was so gamey so just assumed it was all the same…. NOT .. the lollipops are delicious and I really need to make them!!! Many people probably think the same thing that all lamb is gamey…. Well I’m so glad I was wrong!!! Thanks for this great simplistic recipe!!!
Yes, I did the same but I enjoy these. Thanks for commenting.
I love this recipe so much! No hassle, easy prep, and amazing flavors!
My first time cooking lamb! I love how simple the ingredients are and appreciate the straightforward steps. Thank you!
Woooow…..Homemade!!! It’s the only thing that taste good! And so easy to do…
I think I will look for these and try your recipe this weekend. Thank you for sharing!
Dang Thai from Embeya!
I have never cooked lamb and I am not sure I have ever eaten it. This recipe looks so good, I will have to consider trying it.
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oh, yayy!!! Thank you so much!! I’m not a big meat fan, like, I can easily do without it, but it was fun to cook and try. Tasted like beef really.
Lisa@ Cooking with Curls says
Yum! I love lamb, and I was so shocked last week when everyone kept commenting that they won’t eat lamb! They are missing out. I wish I could get lamb chops in Iowa, they look delicious 🙂
Well, we only have 2 stores and one doesn’t always keep them. We can’t get good seafood very often either. Stinks.
Gloria // Simply Gloria says
These are more than perfect! (aka…better than any lamb dish I’ve seen in a restaurant!) We grill all the time. Even in the dead of winter! (Just means more coals when it’s 20 degrees out!) My favorite is a pork butt. Actually anything pig! Your hubs must have been excited over this dish you made for him! (They look perfectly cooked!)
I LOVE lamb, but have never had lamb chops! These looks perfect Paula! I wish you could make some for me!
I wish I could too!!! I was freaked out that I’d over-cook them, but all was good.