This Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb is really amazing. The “ooh and ah” effect is perfect and the taste of each bite is incredible. In my opinion, this recipe should go down in history as a holiday favorite for everyone, because it’s simply that good. I’ve had Lamb in Indian Restaurants, Steak Houses and homemade Mutton Stew, when I lived on the Reservation. But I can tell you, with this recipe, that it is hands down the best and you really couldn’t ask for a better tasting Rack of Lamb.
How I make this Rack of Lamb
I’ve designed this recipe with the best of two worlds, combining both the Garlic and Rosemary recipe with a Honey Dijon Mustard Glaze with a hint of Horseradish. This way you’ve through and through flavor that penetrates the lamb after the sear as it roasts in the oven. Believe it or not, total prep and cook time only takes 15 to 20 minutes and this dish can be served for Christmas, Easter or any run of the week dinner. Just be sure, if it’s date night, that you make him or her think you slaved for hours on this dish so that you’re truly appreciated.
Sear with butter over medium heat for approximately 2 minutes on each side of the rack of lamb. Add and brush the Honey Dijon Mustard marinade mix on the top of the lamb meat, then add the Garlic and Rosemary leaves. Bake at 450 degrees f. for 10 minutes and serve this Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb with your favorite sides.
These Lamb Chops I cooked and prepared from scratch completely blew my mind. It was as good as any Prime Rib I’ve ever had, and that’s saying something. The real crazy thing is, it only took me 15 minutes from start to finish and I was eating the most succulent tender Lamb Chops you could ever wish for. And the flavor… Ah… UNBELIEVABLE! I’m telling you this because normally I’m not a fan of lamb. But these Lamb Chops are unreal. I would recommend this recipe to any fan or non believer out there because these meaty bites of heaven are a slam dunk in any kitchen.
Update: Since this recipe was published I put together another video tutorial for a Rack of Lamb. This first recipe was so amazing I started exploring other ways to prepare Lamb Chops and this is what I came up with. A “Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb!” It takes the same amount of time to cook and prepare and it’s equally amazing yet very distinctive from this Lamb Chops Recipe. I highly recommend it!
Who can deny a Rack of Lamb for Easter or for Christmas? It’s tradition, isn’t it? Well not in my family. Not that we don’t celebrate these holidays or enjoy many of it’s benefits, but the whole Rack of Lamb mystery seemed to evade our house when I was growing up. I didn’t understand until recently, and unfortunately I haven’t found another way around it. An eight rib rack of lamb can run you upwards of $45 bucks, easily. That’s about 15 bucks a pound considering the average rack weighs about 3 plus pounds. But I figure, much like Christmas, you’ve got to enjoy life and splurge now and again. So if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it right here in the Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen!
Don’t let the idea of this recipe intimidate you; not one bit. This recipe is very simple, and it breaks down like this. First, clean the meat. Cut and trim away the flap and some of the fat. Season then sear. Smear with Mustard. Roll in the seasoned bread crumbs and bake. Sound easy enough? Good, because it really is, and my video instructional, as always will walk you through it step by step and show you how simplified this rack of lamb recipe is. Not to mention how proud of your self you’ll feel when you take your bow from the applause you receive from your guests.
Rack of Lamb Ingredients:
1 Trimmed Rack of Lamb
1 cup of Panko Bread Crumbs
1 cup Mint leaves
2 green onions
Horseradish Mustard or Honey Dejon Mustard
Salt and Pepper to taste (1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper)
Orange Chile Sauce for dipping or Mint Jelly