Easter is only a few weeks away, which means that now is the perfect time to get your menu prepared. If lamb is on your list but you aren’t sure how to prepare it, Sam’s Club is offering up a recipe you’ll definitely want to try.
Their recipe for grilled lamb pops uses two racks of their New Zealand lamb, which is priced at around $14 per pound, with prices varying by location. You’ll also need some other ingredients that you likely already have on hand, like garlic, lemon, rosemary, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. The dish serves six people.
From there, you just make a marinade/rub for the lamb, cover it all up and refrigerate it for two hours. After refrigerating, just cook the lamb pops in a saute pan and you’re done!
While the prep time is listed as two hours because of the refrigeration, the actual cook time is only three minutes, so it could easily be made on a busy Easter morning or weekend when you have time to let the lamb marinate.
Take a look at the full recipe below:
Sam’s Club Grilled Lamb Pops
2 racks of New Zealand lamb, cut into chops
Salt and pepper
Cloves minced garlic
Zest of one lemon
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons Member’s Mark Olive Oil, plus more for searing
Fresh rosemary, thyme and/or pomegranate arils, for garnish
1. To make marinade/rub, combine minced garlic, lemon zest, dijon mustard, minced rosemary, and olive oil in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Place chops in a shallow dish or baking sheet and season liberally with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.
3. Rub the lamb pops with the garlic/dijon mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.
4. After refrigerating, heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat lightly coated with olive oil.
5. Add lamp pops and cook 2-3 minutes without touching, turn and repeat on other side.
6. Remove chops to plate and let rest about 5 minutes.
7. Repeat with remaining chops until all are cooked.
8. Top with fresh rosemary, thyme and/or pomegranate arils as desired.
To create chop pops, cut between each rib in the rack. If you prefer, you can also remove the top layer of fat from the rack prior to cutting the pops.
Let the marinated chops come to room temperature before cooking.
Of course, you’ll need something to serve alongside your lamb pops, so take a look at this recipe for roasted potatoes that would not only make a great side dish, but is also the most saved potato recipe on the internet! You’ll also need dessert. So if you’re making these for Easter, here are the most popular Easter desserts on Pinterest.
Will you be making Sam Club’s lamb pops for Easter this year?