Grilled Rack of Lamb Lollipops Recipe With Mint Pesto Pomegranate Sauce by Chef Gigi

Lamb Dinner
a year ago

Grilled Rack of Lamb Lollipops Recipe With Mint Pesto Pomegranate Sauce

Nothing says spring like lamb! While we are still waiting patiently for spring to arrive, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a new lamb recipe that tastes like springtime. 

The lamb for this recipe is butchered into individual lollipops. A refreshing pesto is made with butter, garlic, pomegranate seeds, almonds and mint leaves in the blender. The lamb is grilled then served with the mint pesto pomegranate sauce. So easy, fresh and delicious! 

The best thing about grilling individual lollipops from a rack of lamb is that they cook so fast and are so juicy and flavorful. You can combine the lamb with any flavor, and I often like to eat it right off the grill without sauce. Serve this grilled lamb with your favorite side dishes

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 lamb racks, butchered to individual lollipops
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled and root removed
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon almonds
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint leaves, stems discarded

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Preheat the grill for indirect and direct cooking over medium-high heat. Cut the rack of lamb in between the bones into individual lollipop portions. Season with salt and pepper and olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Add half of the pomegranate seeds and blitz to liquid in the bowl of your food processor. Strain the pom juice into a small cup and set aside. 
  3. Wash and dry the food processor in the bowl to remove any pith or seeds left behind. Add almonds, mint leaves and garlic to the clean processor bowl. Blitz until a paste begins to form. Drizzle in the pom juice and melted butter while the processor runs.
  4. Place the seasoned lamb chops' meaty medallion portions on the hot side of a well-oiled grill for about 4 minutes. Flip the lollipops over and grill for an additional 2 to 4 minutes. Flip the chops again but to the indirect side of the grill. Baste with pesto sauce.
  5. Grill until an instant-read thermometer is inserted in the middle of the little medallion and reads rare at 120 degrees F internal temperature, about 6 to 8 minutes into grilling. Remove and allow to rest to 125 degrees F for medium rare. Garnish with the remaining pomegranate seeds. 

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Elisa Schmitz
We always had lamb for Easter, because my grandmother would make it. This recipe is giving me all the nostalgic feels, Chef Gigi , thank you!
The one and only chef Gigi does it again.
Chef Gigi
I love lamb lollipops grilled! YUM, I eat them right off the grill and everyone wonders where most of them went. SHHHHHH

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