Rosemary Pesto-Crusted Lamb Steaks Recipe -
Rosemary Pesto-Crusted Lamb Steaks Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Rosemary Pesto-Crusted Lamb Steaks

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"Boneless lamb steaks are coated with a rosemary-Parmesan cheese crust, and pan-fried to perfection!"

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Original recipe makes 2 steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    35 mins


  1. Puree the parsley, rosemary, garlic, Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and bread crumbs in a blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside. Brush the lamb steaks on one side with the beaten egg. Spread the rosemary pesto onto the egg-coated side of the lamb, coating liberally.
  2. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the lamb steaks into the pan, pesto-side down. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until the pesto mixture has lightly browned. Turn the steaks over, and continue cooking until done to your desired degree of doneness, 3 to 4 minutes for medium.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2009

This was perfect! Especially with the feta cheese mashed potatoes on this website. I must still be a novice cook since I couldn't get my "pesto" to puree, but the crumb mixture that I ended up with still was perfect on top of the lamb!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 13, 2009

I tried it with steak, but I wish that I had lamb. I used homemade pesto that was frozen in my fridge and it still tasted delicious! I used the leftovers the next day for a heady beef-gouda-tomato on baguette lunch.


24 Ratings

Mar 17, 2009

Yum! Great flavors! We used bone-in lamb steaks. They were a little tough so next time we will do lamb chops. We loved the crust! It was super easy and very tasty!

Jan 16, 2009

I followed the recipe exactly as the chef said to and it turned out AMAZING! My boyfriend, mother, and father loved it! I also made homemade gnocchi (with a vodka cream sauce) to eat on the side- delicious meal! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Jun 20, 2011

Family favorite. I can never seem to get the crust to stay on, but it is still fantastic.

Dec 23, 2008

Best steak I have ever tasted. I did it with beef instead of lamb, and it turned out great. One suggestion is to reduce the garlic and increase the rosemary it will give it more flare.

Jun 06, 2011

This was fantastic! I did 3.5 mins on each side for a 1" steak and it came out a beautiful medium rare. The only change I made was I didn't have parsley, so I substituted dried thyme. Next time, I'll try basil from my garden.

Feb 01, 2010

Fantastic! My lamb steaks were thin so the 10-15 min frying time worked well. For something thicker, I think they'd need a bit more cook time. The rosemary seasoning is a perfect compliment to the lamb.I would make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 451 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 151 mg
  • 50%
  • Fat
  • 34.3 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 273 mg
  • 11%

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

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