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Grilled Lamb Lollipops with a Lemon and Pea Dip #SundaySupper

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip.

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip.

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip.

LAMP LOLLIPOPS! I love the name of this dish! For so many reasons!!!!

A.) I am a sucker for alliteration!!!!! As much as I can’t bring myself to only eat tacos on Tuesday I still love #Tacotuesday. I have my own #MeatballMonday (which one day will be as famous as Taco Tuesday ….Just need it to be mentioned in a Lego movie 😉 ) and we have #Sundaysuppers. I just love them.
B.) It is a dish that reminds me of my kids.
C.) It brings out the kid in me, after making food bite sized, putting it on a stick (or using the ready made stick/bone) just makes food more fun!
D.) I know I had a d, but I have been distracted so many time over the course of the last 4 sentances that it has flown out of my head! I’ll get back to you on D!

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip.

Anyway, lamb lollipops! I heard the phrase on a tv cooking show about 2 years ago and I knew it was a way to get my kids to try them. Well I say my kids, I didn’t need anything to entice Mr 9 (well Mr 7 as he was back when I first made these!!!) Mr 4 (aka now Mr 6) had just started his, “I don’t like meat” phase, so getting him to try anything that wasn’t a sausage was a struggle! At times it still is!

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip.

Like all kids he loves sausages and chicken nuggets, which has meant I can push the case for pork and chicken.
“Well if you don’t like roast chicken you can’t eat chicken nuggets as they are chicken too!”
“Sausages are made from pork, so you have to eat pork if you want to eat sausages”

I had no wiggle with lamb, I tried lamb sausgaes and he demolished them, but even that wasn’t enough to convince him. “Well they are lamb so you must like lamb?” “No Mummy I think I will just have our normal sausages now”

But lamb lollipops, well that is a different story! He thinks it is an excellent name, he loves he can pick them up with his fingers and he loves that he is eating one of ‘Daddy’s favourite foods’.

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip.

So yes, lamb lollipops were a massive success, and they still are today. Sure he would still prefer sausages or roast chicken (we had great success with that one) but once in a while lamb lollipops go down a treat.

And why wouldn’t they!!!?!?! Juicy succulent lamb chops, seasoned generously with salt and seared on a high heat, so they get a beautiful crust and are still tender inside. SO GOOD!!!! In fact there are family fights over who will get the last chop. Well I say fights, it is a brief discussion and then Stew wins 😉

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip.

I like to buy the extra trimmed chops as they are easier for the kids to hold, there is slightly less fat on them and I find they cook more evenly. They are a little more per kilo but worth the money to not have the kids struggling with bits of fat!

Picking them up is a acceptable way to eat lamb lollipops in our house!!! Which is why I don’t serve them as part of a roast style dinner. All that gravy and mashed potato. Suddenly using your fingers isn’t go to cut it. So I like to serve them with a dipping style sauce.

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip.

Today, to make the start of Spring in the US, I am using beautifully sweet and delicious baby peas. Pureed up with creme fraiche and some lemon it makes a great accompaniment to the lamb lollipops. Perfect! For more spring vegetable recipe check out the end of the post.

If you cannot get fresh baby peas then a bag of frozen ones is just as good!!!

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip.

But for now grab a packet of lamb lollipops, get the family around the table and share a Sunday Supper together.

Enjoy x


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These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip.
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Grilled Lamb Lollipops with a Lemon and Pea Dip #SundaySupper
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip.

Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 300 g fresh baby peas (or frozen baby peas)
  • 1/3 cup  creme fraiche/sour cream
  • 1 lemon
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 24 extra trimmed lamb chops - sometimes called french trimmed
Instructions
  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and then cook the peas for 3 minutes until soft.
  2. Drain the peas and place them in a food processor with the creme fraiche. Add the zest of the whole lemon and the juice of half of it.

  3. Puree the dip. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Plus extra lemon juice if required!

  4. Refrigerate until needed.

  5. Pre-heat a ridged griddle pan over a medium high heat.
  6. Rub the EVOO into the lamb and season with salt.

  7. Griddle the chops for 1 ½ minutes on each side and then transfer chops to a warm plate and let them rest for stand 3 minutes before serving with pea dip.

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(Special thanks you Anne from Simple and Savory for hosting)

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip. Another #SundaySupper from https://www.sprinklesandsprouts.com.au #sundaysupper

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip. Another #SundaySupper from https://www.sprinklesandsprouts.com.au #sundaysupper

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip. Another #SundaySupper from https://www.sprinklesandsprouts.com.au #sundaysupper

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip. Another #SundaySupper from https://www.sprinklesandsprouts.com.au #sundaysupper

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip. Another #SundaySupper from https://www.sprinklesandsprouts.com.au #sundaysupper

These Grilled Lamb Lollipops makes a great dish to feed the whole family. Deliciously juicy lamb chops, seared to perfection served with a sweet spring pea and lemon dip. Another #SundaySupper from https://www.sprinklesandsprouts.com.au #sundaysupper

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  3. Reply

    I’ve never tried making lamb, but I know my husband would love for me to!
    I wonder if my boys would try it, too. My almost-17mo old is anti all meat, and has been for about 3-4 months now. I’m hoping it’s all related to teething and he’ll be back to his fully eating self before he turns 12. Ha! My 2.5 year old might give it a try, if he’s in an eating mood, anyway.

    1. Reply

      My 5 yr old went off carrots for months, turned out he had a wobbly tooth and the carrot was hurting his gums. So fingers crossed teething is the reason x

      These lamb chops are great if you don’t cook lamb very often as they are quick and really just need a nice sear on them. Also you can always take one off and cut it to check the doneness, without having to worry about a whole roast 😀

  4. Reply

    I love that this lamb is served with a side dip!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, I think a dip is so much better than a heavy gravy 😀

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    I want to come to your house and eat this plate of lamb lollipops with you! They look so good and I am sure we would have a blast!

    1. Reply

      I bet we would too!!!! 😀

  7. Reply

    Claire, your recipe photos were the reason I Couldn’t wait for Sunday to get here so I could get this recipe!! I love everything about these and that Lemon Pea Dip! Wow!!

    1. Reply

      Awww thank you Nicole!!!
      So happy to hear that.
      I was so pleased that they looked as good as they taste ?

  8. Reply

    Love lamb chops and these look wonderful.

    1. Reply

      Thank you Wendy 😀

  9. Reply

    I absolutely love lamb, but sadly we don’t have it quite as often as I might like as it can be a bit expensive for decent quality, but it’s definitely worth it now and then. These look so good, must try them this way soon (though don’t know I’ll be as good at sharing with my boys!)

    1. Reply

      I agree, it isn’t an everyday meat like chicken. And the chops are one of the most expensive as well. Everyone knows it is a treat if we have lamb lollipops on the menu 😉

      Hehe, I hear you!!! Often I will get the boys to bed and then cook them up that way I don’t have to share as many 😉

    • Liz
    • March 20, 2017
    Reply

    I think you’ve convinced me to serve lamb chops for Easter! These look fantastic!!

    1. Reply

      Oh wow so pleased to hear that Liz, I hope you enjoy them 😀

  10. Reply

    This inspires me to make lamb more at home! They are so beautiful and the pea dip is over the top delicious!

    1. Reply

      Lamb lollipops are definitely a treat in our house, but they always go down so well 😀

  11. Reply

    Hi Claire. Aside from my weakness for seafood there is lamb. I usually serve it with our homemade mint sauce, but this pea dip is lovely. Peas and lamb are made for each other.

    1. Reply

      Hehe, I just knew you would be a lamb lover!!!
      I love the crisp salty exterior and the tender juicy inside 😀

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    What a gorgeous meal you have created and I love your pea mash, My kids were very picky when they were young, but you would never know that now.

    1. Reply

      Thank you Cheri 😀

      Mine are an odd mix!!! They will demolish a bowl of olives, eat blue cheese, curry and eggplant, but they won’t eat sweetcorn!!!! Go figure!!!

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  19. I’m totally in on the pea sauce with those lamb chops. I like them just like that. No wonder your kids didn’t hesitate.

    1. Reply

      Thank you Kim 😀

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