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Rack of Lamb in a Parsley Crust Rack of Lamb in a Parsley Crust

Rack of Lamb in a Parsley Crust

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The rack is one of the most popular joints of Lamb available, and for good reason – it’s easily the most impressive joint to cook and serve. But it’s not all about the looks, it’s delicious too, with melt-in-the-mouth texture and tasty crust to match. Don’t believe us? Try it and see!

Preparation: 15 mins 
Cooking: 30 mins
Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 2 x 6 bone lamb racks (2 x 400 g)
  • 1 large slice of bread (60 g)
  • 5 to 6 sprigs of parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Method

Take the meat out of the fridge at least 30 minutes in advance.

Preheat the oven to thermostat setting 6/180 °C.

Sear the racks quickly on all sides on a high heat in a frying pan with a little oil. Place them in a roasting tin, season and roast for 10 minutes in the oven.

Meanwhile, toast the slice of bread and break it into pieces. Place in the blender and add the pressed cloves of garlic and parsley. Blend until you have a coarse but even breadcrumb mixture.

Mix the mustard with the white wine and herbes de Provence.

Take the lamb out of the oven and turn down the heat a little (thermostat setting 5-6/170 °C). Smear the racks of lamb with the mustard-based mixture then press on the breadcrumbs so that the meat is entirely covered. Cook for a further 15 to 20 min in the oven, to suit your preference.

Cover the dish with tinfoil and allow to rest for 5 min. Slice the racks between the bones and serve immediately.

Chef's Tip

You can replace the parsley (all or part) with a choice of other fresh herbs: tarragon, basil, chives or sage.

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