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Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb

Rated as 4.87 out of 5 Stars

"I love how the sweet, herbaceous crust works with the subtly gamey meat. Lamb is obviously a popular Easter menu option and this mint-crusted rack of lamb is perfect for the occasion."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 681 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Cook mint leaves in a pot of boiling water for about 10 seconds.
  4. Transfer mint leaves to a bowl of ice water; soak for 30 seconds, drain and squeeze dry.
  5. Combine blanched mint with garlic, olive oil, bread crumbs, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a food processor or blender. Blend for 20 to 30 seconds until fine and crumbly.
  6. Transfer mint mixture to a large bowl; stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, set aside.
  7. Combine 1/4 cup Dijon mustard and 2 teaspoons honey in a small bowl, set aside.
  8. Combine extra-virgin olive oil, rice vinegar, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper in a jar with a lid. Shake vinaigrette vigorously until combined, about 30 seconds. Set vinaigrette aside.
  9. Slice 1/2 to 1-inch slits between each bone of the lamb racks to assure the meat roasts evenly.
  10. Season each rack with salt and black pepper on all sides.
  11. Heat vegetable oil in skillet over high heat. Brown each lamb rack for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  12. Transfer lamb racks to the foil-lined baking sheet.
  13. Brush each rack with mustard and honey mixture. Sprinkle mint mixture over the top and sides of each rack.
  14. Bake in the preheated oven until browned on top and medium rare in the center, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 125 to 130 degrees F (52 to 54 degrees C). Remove from oven and allow lamb to rest for 10 minutes before serving, drizzled with honey mustard vinaigrette.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 681 calories; 52.9 g fat; 20.2 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 122 mg cholesterol; 625 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Delicious. Lamb came out juicy, tender and super flavorful. Would definitely make again!

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Delicious entry. But too much work.To make the marinade simpler just mix in mint, garlic, lemon juice, pepper and yoghurt . Plus Salt and(or) honey ( 7 extra seasonings) to taste. marinate over...

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Delicious entry. But too much work.To make the marinade simpler just mix in mint, garlic, lemon juice, pepper and yoghurt . Plus Salt and(or) honey ( 7 extra seasonings) to taste. marinate over...

Delicious. Lamb came out juicy, tender and super flavorful. Would definitely make again!

This is very good. The mint and mustard go very well together, and the vinagret sause was a fantastic complement to lamb. I found I needed to cook the lamb about fifteen minutes longer to get i...

Excellent! I followed recipe and it was delicious! I will make this again for sure.

Best lamb ever!

You don't even need to do the vinaigrette after cooking its so good! The lamb was a perfect medium rare at 20 minutes. Amazing!

I am not a big fan of lamb. However, my fiancée made this recipe tonight and it was awesome. It was honestly one of the best dinners we have had. Highly recommend it!!

I always thought lamb was a difficult dish to perfect. This recipe is quick, simple and delicious! I substituted yellow mustard in the sauce, because that's all I had, and it still came out deli...

Made it with salmon and pork instead of lamb. DELICIOUS I recommend highly.