Asian Lamb Lollipops


So these Asian Lamb Lollipops are the greatest most delectable things on this green Earth.

Juicy, tender, flavorful.

Not your traditional chops and I was a curious on how these flavors would play with the gamey meat of lamb, but oh man was it a good gamble! Inspired recipe from Chef Sam Choy on the Food Network, he made this on Best Thing I Ever Made and I knew instinctively that I would love it. He was right, they are highly addictive, invite some friends over and you’ll watch these disappear.

These lamb chops are particularly special because they come from my talented butcher friends at The Cloven Hoof, all local meat, from Tucker Family Farms. Lamb was butchered on Wednesday and on my plate by Friday. Can’t get fresher than that!

Asian Lamb Lollipops

You’ll notice I have a few more recipes on the blog where the meat comes from The Cloven Hoof, but be prepared for more. Originally they were my favorite stop at the local farmers market, but now they have their own brick and mortar..right down the street from my house.

Yes, things are going to get tasty.

This recipe is so easy. Marinate the chops for 4 hours and it takes literal minutes to cook them up. Steam up some rice, roast some veggies, and you have one delicious meal.

Wine Pairing Recommendation; Rosé! Yes way Rosé, the acidity, fresh, floral notes in the wine balance this meal perfectly.

Asian Lamb Lollipops

Asian Lamb Lollipops

Asian Lamb Lollipops


  • 1 pound {8-10) Lamb Chops, frenched
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal Chili Garlic Paste
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • Green Onion, chopped for garnish


  1. Whisk together in a bowl brown sugar, ground ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sambal paste. Place lamb chops in a resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over chops. Seal and massage ingredients together. Marinate in the fridge for 4-6 hours.
  2. Using a large nonstick skillet or cast iron heat oil over medium high heat. This may get a little smoky so turn on your fan. Remove lamb chops from marinade, shake excess off.** Sear in pan, each side about 2 minutes. Remove and garnish with chopped cilantro and green onion. Serve immediately.
  3. **If you're feeling bold, bring marinade to a boil in a sauce pan and reduce until thickened and syrup like consistency. Brush on chops after cooking.

Caramelized beauties.

If you’re not crazy about searing these off in a pan on your stove, heat your broiler on high and place lamb chops on a pan. Broil 2-4 minutes per side.

Asian Lamb Lollipops

Serve and Enjoy!


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