June 11, 2024

American Lamb Puff Pastry Pockets


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Prep Time

10 MIN

Cook Time

30 MIN

Total Time

40 MIN



lamb loin chops with cucumber mint salad and sweet and smoky tahini


1 lb ground American Lamb

2 shallots, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 jalapeños, finely chopped

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1/2 cup roasted cashews, crushed

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp olive oil

1 package puff pastry, thawed

1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

2 tbsp sesame seeds


1.        Sauté shallots in olive oil until soft. Add garlic, jalapeños; cook until fragrant.

2.        Add ground American Lamb; cook until browned. Stir in turmeric, paprika, cumin, coriander; cook 2 minutes.

3.        Add cashews, raisins; cool slightly.

4.        Fold in cilantro, parsley, mint; season with salt and pepper.

5.        Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

6.        Roll out puff pastry; cut into squares. Spoon filling onto each square; fold and seal edges.

7.        Place on baking sheet; brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

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Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.


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