Grilled Lamb Lollipops (Lamb Chops)
Here at Casa M, we're big fans of lamb. That's not likely a huge news flash given that we developed Good Shepherd™ rub for lamb and this is the signature recipe for Good Shepherd™ since it is so simple and really shows off both the flavors the lamb and how well the rub compliments and enhances the lamb. It's important to get really good lamb to start with for this recipe. If the lamb has a gamey smell/flavor out of the package, it's going to have a gamey flavor/smell when you eat it, and there is no rub that can fix that. Good lamb doesn't require a lot of help to show off. All you need to do is season it properly, lightly kiss it with flames, and serve it medium-rare. Trust us, even if you haven't had good lamb experiences in the past, this recipe is definitely worth a try! #SpiceConfidently #EssenceOfFlavor #CasaMSpice
— Mike Hernandez
FOR THE CHOPS
- Casa M Spice Co™ Good Shepherd™ or Uncontrolled Good Shepherd™
- Pink Himalayan Salt (to taste)
- 1 Frenched Lamb Rack (Lamb Rib Roast)
Good lamb doesn't require a lot of help to show off. All you need to do is season it properly, lightly kiss it with flames, and serve it medium-rare.- Mike Hernandez
LET’S GET COOKING
Starting with good lamb is essential to having a good end cooked product.
Preheat your grill to high heat.
After unwrapping the lamb, cut it into chops by cutting between the bones and finding the opening between them at the end to separate the rib roast into indivual lamb chops.
After separating into individual chops, carefully trim the fat on the ribs down to form the characteristic "lollipop" shape (see the before and after photo below).
Place the lollipops onto a cookie sheet and sprinkle each side with salt and a generous portion of Good Shepherd™ or Uncontrolled Good Shepherd™ and let them sit to let the rub adhere to the lollipops.
Place the lollipops onto the grill and sprinkle again with Good Shepherd™ or Uncontrolled Good Shepherd™, then close the lid and cook for 2 minutes.
Check for grill marks and flip when you see good grill marks. Once flipped, sprinkle with Good Shepherd™ or Uncontrolled Good Shepherd™, then close the lid and cook for 2 minutes.
Again, check for grill marks. When you see good grill marks, pull the lollipops and collect on a platter.
Serve immediately and enjoy!