Lamb lollipops with pea pesto

4-6 servings Prep: 30 mins, Cooking: 16 mins
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By Food24 May 20 2016
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Ingredients (21)

lamb — lollies
6x100 g lamb — steaks or chops
6 wooden skewers — soaked in water
lemon — zest and juice
3 rosemary — roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic — cloves, crushed
3 Tbs fresh chillies — 573
salt and freshly ground black pepper
pesto — pea
3 cup peas — frozen, blanched
100 g feta cheese
1 garlic — cloves
1/4 cup chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil
fresh chives — handful, chopped
lemon — small, juice only
1/4 cup fresh chillies — 573
garnish — garnish
1 red onion — sliced
peas — blanched
lemon — zest only
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Roll the lamb into rounds and skewer them to create the lollipops. In a shallow dish, combine the lemon juice and zest, rosemary, garlic and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, then add the lamb lollies and coat them well with the mixture. Season some more. Allow to marinate at room temperature while preparing the pesto and garnishes.

Place the blanched peas, feta, garlic, herbs and lemon in a food processor and pulse until it forms a chunky pesto. Slowly add the oil until it reaches the desired consistency. Season well with salt and pepper.

Preheat a griddle pan until smoking hot, then reduce to a moderate heat and grill the lamb for 6 to 8 minutes per side (for medium rare to medium) or until cooked to your liking. Make sure all the fat is rendered.  Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy your lamb lollies with a side of pea pesto and garnish with slices of lightly pickled red onion, a few peas, lemon zest and a glass of Two Oceans Shiraz.

*Blanch: To cook in boiling water for about 5 minutes or until al dente then to refresh in ice cold water.

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