Rack of Lamb


Serve this delicious roasted rack of lamb recipe as your featured main dish when you host family and friends for dinner.

Rack of Lamb
Prep Time:
15 mins
Marinate Time:
1 hrs
Roast Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins


  • 1 ½ tablespoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • ½ cup Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 racks of lamb, "frenched" (see below)


  1. In bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, process the salt, rosemary, and garlic until they're as finely minced as possible. Add the mustard and balsamic vinegar and process for 1 minute.

  2. Place the lamb in a roasting pan with the ribs curving down, and coat the tops with the mustard mixture. Allow to stand for 1 hour at room temperature.

  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  4. Roast lamb for exactly 20 minutes for rare or 25 minutes for medium-rare. Remove from oven and cover with aluminum foil. Allow to sit for 15 minutes, then cut into individual ribs and serve. Makes 6 servings.


Frenching is the technique of cutting meat away from the top of a rib or chop before cooking to expose part of the bone. Ask your butcher to trim and french the rack for you. If a butcher is unavailable, follow these steps for presentation-worthy chops: Remove the thick layer of fat from bone side of rack by pulling it away with your hands and using a thin sharp knife to cut through the end; discard. (Bits of lean meat within the fat layer can be frozen for soup.) Remove meat between the ribs to 1 to 2 inches of the eye of the meat by cutting down and up along the bones. Scrape remaining bits of meat from the bone.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
33g Fat
1g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1969mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 132mg 3%
Vitamin B-12 2.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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