Rack of Lamb With Sage Crust

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “A true classic”

    Ingredients

  • 2 (1 -1 1/4 lb)whole racks of lamb
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2teaspoonsvegetable oil
  • 2cupsfresh breadcrumbs
  • 3tablespoonsparmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 4garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cupfresh sage leaf, chopped
  • 1/4 cupolive oil
  • 2tablespoonsDijon mustard
  • balsamic vinegar
  • Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 475°F.
  • Season the lamb generously with salt and pepper.
  • Place a large cast-iron skillet over high heat, when very hot, add the oil and sear one of the racks all over until it is very brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Transfer to a roasting pan fitted with a rack, laying it rounded side up.
  • Repeat with the remaining rack.
  • Cover with foil and set aside.
  • Place the remaining ingredients, except the vinegar, in a food processor.
  • Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, and process until it forms a paste.
  • Press the paste onto the racks.
  • Roast until desired doneness, 15 min for medium rare.
  • Allow to rest for 5 min, covered, then carve and serve drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
  • Reviews

  • “Absolutely divine! Made as instructed, great results! Crispy outside and pink and juicy inside!Wonderful garlic and sage aromas!For variety, I might try adding 1 lemons zest to the crumb mixture, next time.”

  • “What a SAGE chef you are.I would give this a 6 if we could,excellent flavor and I love lamb.I scaled the recipe down to do 1/2 rack and it worked well. Thanks Malrkey for a great recipe.Added comments-I love lamb and I love this recipe!!! I did an 8 rib rack, – The flavor was excellent and this is a definate do again recipe Thanks Malarkey testay2 Jan 08 This is such a tasty recipe I made it yet again -perfect every time.I served it with a wonderful parsnip recipe#189176 they compliment each other perfectly. Thanks again Malarkey11 Oct 09Had it for our Thanksgiving dinner -Love this recipe”

  • “Lovely!Definitely 5 stars.”

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