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Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb Recipe
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Mint-Crusted Rack of Lamb
See how to make a traditional mint-crusted lamb with honey vinaigrette. See more
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Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  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.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 09, 2012

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

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 07, 2012

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 overnight for better results and bake half an hour before serving!

 
Apr 08, 2012

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 it o a very good medium rare.

 
Apr 08, 2013

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

 
Jan 20, 2013

Best lamb ever!

 
Oct 12, 2012

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!

 
Jul 22, 2014

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

 
May 18, 2014

I paired this dish with some rosemary and garlic roasted, baby red potatoes, tomatoes, and red onion along with a light spring salad. I drizzled some of the vinaigrette on the salad too - it was incredible! I'm making this again next week for my dad for Father's Day. His favorite meal is lamb with mint jelly and I have an inkling he might love this...

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 681 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 52.9 g
  • 81%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 29 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 916 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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