Lamb Lollipops with Yuzu Aioli


Switch up your traditional tailgating menu on race day with this delicious recipe for lamb lollipops. The wild game rub enhances the tenderness of the meat and yuzu aioli brings out the flavor of the dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 racks of lamb


  • 2 frenched racks of lamb

  • 6 ounces wild game rub (see footnote)

Yuzu Aioli:

  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 ½ cups canola oil

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup yuzu juice (or substitute lime juice), or more to taste


  1. Take the two lamb racks and cut them into 1-inch bone chops and set aside.

  2. Whisk white vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, and salt together in a metal mixing bowl. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time.

  3. Mix together the canola oil and olive oil. Slowly drizzle the blended oil into the egg mixture, whisking constantly until it begins to thicken; this should double in volume with mayo-like consistency. Add salt to taste. Add yuzu juice at the end to desired flavor.

  4. Turn the skillet on to medium high heat.

  5. Place lamb chops on cutting board and season both sides well with the game rub.

  6. Add oil to the hot skillet; place chops in hot oil one at a time. Let them cook about 1 1/2 minute per side for a medium rare.

  7. Once finished on grill, take off heat and place on platter and top with the yuzu aioli.

Cook's Note:

Wild game rub contains 1 part each salt, pepper, and guajillo or ancho chile powder, mixed with 1/2 part each cumin, fresh thyme and fresh rosemary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

990 Calories
93g Fat
2g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 990
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 93g 119%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 181mg 60%
Sodium 3371mg 147%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 457mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.