Moroccan-Spiced Rack of Lamb

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Similar to my rack of lamb recipe, but sufficiently different to have a separate entry! Delightful for a hint of Africa as a change to regular lamb racks.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 pinch ground cloves, or to taste

  • 1 (8 bone) rack Lamb, domestic, rib, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, choice, raw


  1. Combine mint, olive oil, parsley, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, pepper, paprika, coriander, salt, cayenne, and cloves in a small bowl until paste-like.

  2. Place rack into a large glass or ceramic dish; rub herb paste all over the meat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  4. Remove rack from the refrigerator and place in a heavy, oven-proof skillet with the meat side facing up.

  5. Roast in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 125 degrees F (51 degrees C) for rare or 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) for medium-rare, 20 to 25 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.

  7. To serve, carve by cutting down between the ribs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
35g Fat
2g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 368mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 320mg 7%

* 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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