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Grilled Lamb Lollipops with Twice-Baked Colorado Russet Potatoes and Fresh California Figs

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 2 hr.
Total: 2 hr. 20 min.
Meat-lovers, please your inner child with this lamb-on-a-stick variation.

Ingredients

  • Lamb Lollipops2 racks lamb, trimmed of excess fat, frenched (about 2 pounds each)
  • 3 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and cracked pepper, to taste
  • Yogurt Dipping Sauce1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • Twice-Baked Colorado Russet Potatoes6 large Colorado russet baking potatoes (10 to 12 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 Tbs chives, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup asparagus, steamed and chopped
  • Fresh California Figs1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs chopped parsley
  • 12 fresh California figs, quartered lengthwise

Directions

  • Lamb LollipopsCut the rack into chops with one bone per chop. Place each chop between two sheets of plastic wrap. Using the heel of your hand or a wooden mallet, gently pound each chop until it is approximately doubled in size.
  • Rub the rib chops with oil and rosemary, season with salt and cracked pepper, and cover.
  • Loosely cover the bones with aluminum foil to prevent them from scorching. Allow lamb to set covered at room temperature, approximately 30 minutes prior to grilling.
  • Yogurt Dipping SauceCombine yogurt and mint in a small mixing bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and allow to blend for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • Twice-Baked Colorado Russet PotatoesPierce tops of potatoes several times. Roast at 400F until center is tender when pierced with a fork, approximately 70 to 90 minutes. Remove from oven; cool potatoes for 10 minutes.
  • Cut a thin slice from the top of the potato; with a small spoon, scrape the center into a large mixing bowl, being careful to not tear the "bowl" of the potato.
  • Combine the potato flesh, butter, chives, salt and pepper to taste until incorporated. Gently fold in the chopped asparagus.
  • Refill each of the potato shells with this mixture and wrap each one in aluminum foil.
  • Fresh California FigsCombine lemon juice, olive oil, and parsley. Cover the figs with the dressing and refrigerate, covered.
  • Prepare the grill. Place potatoes on a hot area of the rack, away from direct flame, approximately 5 minutes before grilling the lamb.
  • Place rib chops on direct medium heat and grill to perfection, about 2 minutes per side. Remove foil.
  • Remove potatoes from foil and "fluff" with a gentle squeeze. Serve two rib chops with a scoop of yogurt dipping sauce and garnish each plate with figs.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 810
  Calories from Fat 305 (38%)
(53%)Total Fat 34g
(63%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
(45%)Cholesterol 135mg
(8%)Sodium 193mg
(67%)Potassium 2353mg
Total Carbohydrate 82g
(29%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(91%)Protein 46g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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