Scotch Lamb Lollipops

Scotch Lamb Lollipops



  • 500ml pomegranate juice

  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar

  • Half lemon, juiced and zested

  • 1 kg 10% fat minced Scotch Lamb

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 onion, very finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp parsley

  • 2 tbsp coriander

  • 2 tbsp ras el hanout

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 200g Greek style natural yoghurt

  • 1 large garlic clove, minced

  • 10-12 small mint leaves

Cooking Method

These lovely Scotch Lamb pops are great for either a starter, canape or gather a few together for a yummy dinner. Sweet and satisfying, our pomegranate-glazed lamb lollipops are the perfect way to get the  party started.

  1. Add the pomegranate juice, sugar and 1 tbsp lemon juice to a medium heavy based saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then bring to the boil. Immediately reduce the heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes until syrupy – it will thicken up once cooled, so don’t take it too far. Transfer to a small bowl and leave to cool.
  2. Add the lamb, eggs, onions, herbs and ras el hanout to a large bowl and season well. Work together by hand, mixing well until thoroughly combined. Pull off a piece and shape into a ping pong-sized ball, transferring to a baking paper-lined large plate. Repeat until you have 24 balls in total, then leave to firm up in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas mark 5. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a low-medium heat and then add the meatballs in batches, browning them all over. This should take about 15 minutes for all the meatballs. Transfer to a large lined baking tray.
  4. Transfer to your oven and cook for 10-12 minutes until cooked through. Remove and leave to rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, stir the yogurt, minced garlic, lemon zest and seasoning together. When ready to serve, spread the yogurt on a platter and add the meatballs. Drizzle with the glaze and poke a small skewer into each meatball. Scatter over the mint leaves to serve.


Recipe originally from Sainsbury’s online

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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