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Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

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“DH and I found this to be an easy, tasty way to prepare rack of lamb. It is from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen. Prep time includes marinating time. I believe DH and I had to cook longer than 15 mins for medium-rare. We skipped the lemon wedges as it was just the two of us and we weren't concerned about presentation.”
1hr 37mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the lemon zest, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Spread the mixture evenly over the racks of lamb. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Season the racks of lamb with salt and pepper. In a large ovenproof saute pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 Tb olive oil. Add the lamb and cook until browned on both sides, about 7 minutes total.
  4. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook until the lamb is well browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the racks, away from the bone, registers 130F for medium-rare, about 15 minutes, or until done to your liking.
  5. Transfer the racks to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Carve into individual chops and serve the lemon wedges alongside.

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