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Lamb Lollipops

Ingredients:

  • 1 Full rack of lamb
  • Sea salt
  • Thinly sliced mint
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Tzatziki sauce needed (recipe below)
  • Canola oil
  • Kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. Get all ingredients together and prepped as per above and mix together in a bowl.  Put in a storage container and chill over night.
  2. Clean as much of the fat off of the lamb rack as possible.  Be sure to clean in between the bones as well.
  3. Cut as straight as possible in between the bones to make even-sized pieces.
  4. Season with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  5. Heat skillet on medium high heat until skillet is very hot and add oil.
  6. Carefully place lamb into hot oil starting closest to you and laying them down moving away so you won't burn yourself.
  7. Once you have a nice sear on both sides (rare interior)...If you want any temperature above that place them in a 350 degree oven for 1 minute per temp.  For example, 1 minute for medium rare, 2 minutes for medium and so forth.
  8. Once cooked to the preferred temp, allow to rest for one minute on plate/not in the hot skillet.
  9. Spread tzatziki (recipe below) on desired plate and place lamb on top.
  10. Top lamb with mint, kosher salt, and extra virgin olive oil.

Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Tbsp basil (finely chopped)
  • 1 Cup very small diced cucumber
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp sliced scallions
  • 1 Pinch fresh mint (finely chopped)
  • 1 Pinch fresh dill (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped shallots
  • 1 1/2 Cups sour cream or greek yogurt
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

Mix all of the ingredients together.  Let sit in the refrigerator overnight.