Pistachio-Crusted Rack of Lamb


This pistachio-crusted rack of lamb has an interesting flavor and texture. A rack of lamb may be a little pricey but no more so than other special-occasion meats like prime rib, beef tenderloin, or goose. And because it's sold completely trimmed, you'll have virtually no waste.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 racks of lamb, trimmed

  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • cup chopped pistachio nuts

  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Generously season each rack of lamb with herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Place lamb into the skillet and cook until browned on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Stir pistachios, bread crumbs, melted butter, and olive oil together in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Spread mustard over the fatty side of lamb, then press pistachio mixture into mustard.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden and lamb is pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) for medium doneness.

  6. Transfer lamb to a plate and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

619 Calories
40g Fat
10g Carbs
53g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 619
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 652mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 811mg 17%

* 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.

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