Quick break from my usual faves rib eye, pork belly and short rib. Now… lamb lollipops are somewhere down the list of my fav meats, partially because it is so damn tiny, I swear I can eat one rib in two bites. Surprisingly enough though if you get your lamb well done it doesn’t get as tough as beef! So if you cook it right, it’s really rich and tender, and if there’s a bit of fat – even better!
I loved the marination of these lamb lollipops, Moroccan style with lots of spices, mint and bit of lemon juice. Usually I find lamb to have a gamey taste and this was the opposite, really delish! It’s so easy, just marinate the night before and when you’re ready to eat give it a quick sear in olive oil and pop it in the oven.
Now I paired this with Ottolenghi’s Couscous & Tomatoes and it was CRAZY GOOD! My mouth is watering just thinking about how well they went together. The couscous was perfect: light and fluffy with caramelized onions, seared cherry tomatoes, torn fresh mint and a bit of lemon juice. MMM!!!