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Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb
December 31, 2014

Just made this dish for the family's New Year's Eve dinner. It was very delicious! This was the 2nd lamb dish from Chef John that I followed, and I have to say I prefer this more. The mustard and pistachio crust gave a nice crunch but it was still pretty subtle so that my taste buds paid the most attention to the meat. I didn't find Herbs de Provence so I just seared the meat with salt and pepper and used leftover Italian bread crumbs with the pistachios. Maybe a little lavender from HdP might have made this even better, but I was pretty happy as is. I got the racks at Costco and they were tender, juicy...yum! I bought 6 racks for 7 adults & 2 kids...and that was WAY too much meat! (We really only ate 4 racks total) I lined all 6 racks on a baking sheet standing upright and cooked for 26 minutes. It came out a perfect medium rare and looked like something from a fancy restaurant. This is definitely a keeper!!!

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