Grilled Rack of Lamb with Mustard Crust

A tender, delicious, and addictive recipe for a grilled rack of lamb. The mustard crust adds a savory flavor that is unbeatable. Pairs well with my recipe for roasted potatoes with feta and basil and a glass of red wine.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 50 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup grainy mustard

  • 1 medium lemon, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 3 cloves garlic, grated

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (8 bone) rack of lamb, exterior fat trimmed


  1. Mix olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl.

  2. Place the whole rack of lamb into a large zip-top bag and pour mustard mixture all over it. Massage the sauce into the meat until fully coated. Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or up to 6 hours.

  3. Clean an outdoor grill and preheat for high heat. Lightly oil the grate.

  4. Remove lamb from the refrigerator and discard marinade. Wrap exposed bones in a layer of aluminum foil to prevent them from burning and flaking.

  5. Place lamb on the preheated grill over direct heat. Sear the surface briefly, just until a dark brown crust starts to form, about 3 minutes; be careful it doesn't burn. Flip and sear the other side.

  6. Move onto indirect heat and close the grill. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 120 degrees F (58 degrees C) for medium rare, 15 to 20 minutes.

  7. Transfer lamb to a serving dish and cover with foil for 5 minutes. Remove all foil and cut into chops to serve.

Cook's Note:

If, when you cut into the rack, you find it to be too pink for your liking, put the individual chops back onto the grill, and sear them until they are a little more cooked. It does not dry the meat out or take away flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

502 Calories
42g Fat
8g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 502
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 53%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 356mg 8%

* 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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