American Lamb Lollipops with Festive Sauces

American Lamb Lollipops with Festive Sauces

Courtesy of American Lamb Board 8 Servings • 15 Min. Prep Time • 35 Min. Cook Time • 1 Hr. Marinate Time

Ingredients

1/2 c. Dijon-style mustard
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. minced fresh rosemary
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 American Lamb racks, frenched

Minted Tomato Sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed with a little salt
1/4 c. water
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 to 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 to 3 tomatoes, crushed
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. chopped mint

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 hr. at room temperature.

2. Roast the lamb at 450°F for 20 min. Remove from oven; cover with aluminum foil. Allow to sit for 15 min. Cut into individual ribs; serve with Minted Tomato Sauce (recipe follows) and prepared pesto sauce.

Minted Tomato Sauce:

1.In a food processor, combine garlic, water, oil, oregano, vinegar, tomatoes, lemon juice and mint; blend for 1 min.

* Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board