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American Lamb Lollipops with Festive Sauces
Courtesy of American Lamb Board
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: 35 Min.
Marinate: 1 Hr.
What you need:
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+ 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
What to do:
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