Can someone please tell me where the first week of December has gone? In this week alone, I’ve attended one holiday party, baked up a batch of cupcakes and over 300 hundred cookies (I’ll get to that tale later this month). The holiday season is in full swing and if you aren’t prepared for it yet, you are in luck today!
#SundaySupper along with our new friends at Gourmet Garden have an amazing lineup of easy holiday entertaining recipes. They all utilize Gourmet Garden’s array of fresh herbs that you can find in the refrigerated section of your grocer near the fresh herbs. If you aren’t familiar with the product, they are fantastic and a real time saver. How many times do you purchase herbs for a recipe just for them to die in your refrigerator? With Gourmet Garden Herbs and Spices, they are already chopped and ready to go and stay fresh for up to 3 months. It’s a one to one ratio with fresh herbs and two to one with dried but no more waste!
One dish that spells holiday to me is herb crusted lamb. A quick trip to your butcher (or in my case Trader Joe’s), you can pick up a frenched rack of lamb to be covered in a garlic, herb and breadcrumb crust and baked in the oven. Let the lamb cool slightly to be slice into “lollipops” for your guests to enjoy throughout the evening. It’s a great one handed appetizer to enjoy while balancing a glass of wine in your other hand.
A quick note on the cooking time of the lamb - as you can see from my pictures I like my lamb quite raw, in fact it might have been baaing at me. Please adjust the cooking time up for your preferred internal temperature, I do recommend checking with a meat thermometer prior to cutting the lamb into lollipops.
- 1 - 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pound frenched rack of lamb
- kosher salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Basil
- 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Oregano
- 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Parsley
- 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Chili Pepper
- 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup low-fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Basil
- 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Garlic
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Heat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Pat the lamb dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.
- In a cast iron skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil sear the lamb on all sides until brown (about 3-4 minutes per side).
- Remove from the heat and brush with dijon mustard.
- In a small bowl, mix together the herbs, garlic, breadcrumbs and olive oil to form a crust.
- Press the garlic and herb crust on the meaty side of the lamb, pressing down hard so it stays on the lamb.
- Place back on the cast iron skillet, crust side up and transfer to the heated oven to roast for 15-20 minutes (check the internal temperature after 15 minutes 145 degree for rare, 160 for medium). Cook until the temperature meets your desired preference.
- While the lamb is cooking, in a small bowl, mix together the yogurt,lemon zest, juice, basil, oregano, garlic and salt.
- Remove and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing between each rib bone with a sharp knife to create the lollipop.
- Serve immediately with the yogurt dipping sauce.
For more great entertaining recipes check out the list below and for more information on Gourmet Gardens, visit them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for delicious recipe ideas! Also visit their website to sign up for their newsletter and a downloadable coupon.
- Lemongrass Ginger Pancakes for a Holiday Brunch by Daily Dish Recipes
- Buttery Herb Pull-Apart Rolls by girlichef
- Garlic and Herb Crusted Lamb Lollipops by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Thai Style Grilled Monkfish Appetizer by Soni’s Food
- Green Goddess Dip by Juanita’s Cocina
- Garlic and Herb Pizza Puffs by Alida’s Kitchen
- Herbed Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato on Crostini by Supper for a Steal
- Prosciutto, Gruyere and Basil Pinwheels by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Thai-style Mussels by kimchi MOM
- Crispy Prosciutto Garlic Potato Soup by Family Foodie
- Carnita Style Beef by The Foodie Army Wife
- Chicken Cakes with Cilantro Garlic Mayo by The Dinner-Mom
- Coconut Lemongrass Chicken Curry- Two Ways! by Hip Foodie Mom
- Creamy Pasta with Spinach, Chili, and Walnuts by Healthy. Delicious.
- Herb and Garlic Clam Linguini by Noshing With The Nolands
- Quick Winter Marinara by The Messy Baker
- Italian Mac & Cheese Stuffed Peppers by Foxes Love Lemons
- Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Steamed Broccoli by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Lemongrass Coconut Quick Bread by Magnolia Days
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday. We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET and you do not want to miss out on the fun. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? Click here ? Sunday Supper Movement
This post is sponsored by Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices. All opinions are my own.
Pingback: Garlic and Herb Lamb Lollipops #SundaySupper #G...
Best grown-up lollipops I’ve seen in a while. Yours are cooked so perfectly too. These would be a real treat for any holiday celebration.
What a fantastic idea for a beautiful holiday meal. We usually have Crown Pork Roast but we may have to give this recipe a go.
Pingback: Lemon Grass Ginger Pancakes #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013 | Daily Dish Recipes
Pingback: Herbed Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato on Crostini #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013 | Supper for a Steal
I love the lollipop presentation and I bet it was so easy to mix up the breading with the Garden Gourmet herbs. This would go quick at our house!
Pingback: Crispy Prosciutto Garlic Potato Soup — Family Foodie
Pingback: Easy Holiday Entertaining Recipes — Family Foodie
Pingback: Garlic and Herb Pizza Puffs #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013 - Alida's Kitchen
Pingback: Thai-style Mussels #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013 - kimchi MOM ™
Pingback: Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin w/ Steamed Broccoli #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013
Oh, my. My hubby would go nuts for these babies!!! I need to add these lollies to my holiday menu 🙂
Wow! The breading looks out of this world!! The whole dish looks amazing and I would love to have these served up at my holiday party.
Pingback: Thai Style Grilled Monkfish #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013
Pingback: Chicken Cakes with Cilantro Garlic Mayo for #GGHoliday2013 and #SundaySupper - The Dinner-Mom
A glass of wine in one hand…one of these gorgeous lolli’s in the other… YES PLEASE!
Pingback: Coconut Lemongrass Chicken Curry Crostini for #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013 | Hip Foodie Mom
We love lamb in this household and these look great! And I’m impressed that rack of lambs are available at Trader Joe’s. I must take a closer look at their meat section the next time I am there!
Yes! I was surprised to find them at Trader Joe’s too, my guess is that the frenched rack of lambs are hanging around for the holidays (and they are really affordable). Stock up!
Pingback: Pasta with Spinach, Chili, and Walnuts #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013 - Healthy. Delicious.
Beautiful. Also, I want mine baaing too.
Thanks Jen! Baaing (and mooing) is really the only acceptable way to eat red meat.
I adore lamb done this way and such a great treat for the holidays!!!
Susan, this crusted lamb looks perfect. I’ll take a pop for each hand. Pinned.
What beautiful little lamb chops! The look so moist and I love that crust you put on there!
These chops look so moist and flavorful! Very elegant for a party!
My herbs ALWAYS die. It’s a big problem. Are these tubes expensive? I tend to opt for fresh (even though I end up not using it all) because it’ll be a difference of 99 cents to 4 dollars for stuff like that.
I honestly can’t remember what they cost. I see them in the store all the time but never paid attention to the price. I have noticed them on sale and if you go to their website they are offering a coupon, so it’ll be a good chance to give them a try!
Love the idea of a lamb lollipop!! AWesome!
ahhhh so jealous of the gourmet garden herbs!
This lamb looks SO flavorful and like it would be such a perfectly impressive thing to serve when entertaining!
I love lamb and these garlic herb lamb pops looks incredible! I’m scared to try making lamb myself but i may need to try these!
Lamb is just like cooking steak and as long as you have your meat thermometer nearby you are good to go. Then there is no chance of over cooking it!
Pingback: Herb and Garlic Clam Linguini #GGHoliday2013 #SundaySupper | Noshing With The Nolands
These lamb chops look great Susan! Love the lollipop idea and that beautiful crust!
I have never had lamb, but this looks delicious and makes for such an impressive main dish!
I have been absolutely CRAVING lamb lately, and you’ve cooked it just the way I like to eat it. I don’t mind at all if it baas at me! haha.
I love the herbed crust on your lamb chops.Such pretty colors and flavors and that dipping sauce sounds fantastic!I have to try them sooner than later 🙂
Oh my word. I knew when I saw the recipe in the forum that this was going to be amazing, but I didn’t realize how amazing! This looks FABULOUS! And love the lollipop name.
Perfect party food; easy to prepare but deceptively elaborate looking. Thanks for the recipe!
Pingback: Italian Mac and Cheese Stuffed Peppers #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013 - Foxes Loves Lemons