Roast Rack of Lamb

This Roast Rack of Lamb is incredibly delicious and so festive.  Perfect for a holiday gathering of friends and family.  I love to make it with persillade, which is a mixture of bread crumbs, herbs, garlic and shallots.   Don’t overcook the chops.   Rare to medium-rare is the way to go, and using an instant-read thermometer ensures a perfect rack of lamb.   Your guests will be so impressed!!


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This Roast Rack of Lamb is so festive and just so flavorful. Get two racks of lamb and ask your butcher to french the ribs, which is a technique that cuts the meat away from the top of the chop to expose the bone. And use an instant-read thermometer to reach 125 F for rare or 135 for medium rare. This is the perfect way to serve these incredible ribs!
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • 2 racks of lamb, each 1½ lb - 1¾ lb, with 7 or 8 ribs, frenched and trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 cup coarse fresh bread crumbs (I use my food processor)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 F.
  2. Salt and pepper the racks of lamb all over.
  3. Place the racks of lamb, bone side down in a roasting pan and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the lamb (but not touching the bone) registers 125 F for rare or 135 F for medium rare, about 20 - 25 minutes.
  4. While the meat is roasting, in a medium-sized bowl, combine the bread crumbs, oil, stock, shallots, garlic, parsley, thyme, rosemary, ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoons of pepper and mix well.
  5. Pre-heat the broiler on high.
  6. Pat the bread crumb mixture evenly on the meat side of the lamb.
  7. Place the lamb under the broiler and broil until the topping is lightly browned, 2 - 3 minutes. Watch closely...don't let it burn!
  8. Transfer the racks to a cutting board and slice the racks into chops by cutting between the bones.
  9. Transfer the chops to a platter or arrange 2 or 3 chops on individual plates.
  10. Garnish with parsley and serve at once.
  11. Enjoy!

 

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