Crusty Rack of Lamb With Parsley

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings: 4-6
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe is originally from Madam Benoit’s Lamb Cookbook. It was printed in Edith Adam”s cottage column in the Vancouver Sun Paper about 25 years ago and has graced my table at least once per year since. Tasty crusty lamb. You’ll get raves over this recipe. The parsley is so good with lamb.The preparation time does not include the 2 hours in the fridge nor the 1 hour resting.”


  • 2racks of lamb( 1 1/2 lbs each)
  • 2cupsfresh breadcrumbs, finely crumbled
  • 1cupfresh parsley, chopped
  • 1teaspoonbasil, chopped
  • 3garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1teaspoonpaprika( Hungarian)
  • 1/4 cuplite olive oil
  • Directions

  • Trim any excess fat from the racks.
  • Mix all the remaining ingredient together mix well (you may want to increase the oil slightly the mixture should hold together).
  • Place half the mixture on top of each rack.
  • Press firmly so it is solidly in place.
  • Wrap tightly in plastic wrap& refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • One hour before roasting take out of fridge and bring to room temperature.
  • Place on a rack in a shallow pan and roast in a 375 oven for 30 min to 45 min Do not over cook
  • Check your internal temp for pink it should read 160F degrees.
  • Reviews

  • “This is yummy! I didn’t cook it for the whole time, maybe my racks were smaller. I will definately be doing this often.”

  • “Thanks Bergy for a great rack of lamb.Only thing I would do next time is add a little salt to the mixture.Cheers :)”

  • “This was excellant lamb rack, wonderful flavour and cooked to a turn. I did have a little problem keeping the coat on the rack, but enough stayed on to make it crunch. I think my problem might have been that I had to use dry bread crumbs, next time I will use fresh. In any case the flavour was perfect, love the basil, parsley and garlic combination! Thanks for posting Bergy I will be making this again!!”