Spring Recipe: Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb

Spring Recipe: Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb

by Proforma Construction Inc, April 18, 2016

Make a simple rack of lamb with a mint-crumb crust and honey vinaigrette which brings the taste of mint right into the lamb.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 (1 1/4 pound) racks of lamb, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Ready in: 50 minutes

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Cook mint leaves in a pot of boiling water for about 10 seconds.
  • Transfer the leaves into a bowl of ice water and leave for 30 seconds; rinse and squeeze dry.
  • Combine blanched mint with garlic, olive oil, bread crumbs, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a food processor or blender. Blend for 20 to 30 seconds until fine and crumbly.
  • Transfer mint mixture to a large bowl; stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and set aside.
  • Combine 1/4 cup Dijon mustard & 2 teaspoons of honey in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Combine extra-virgin olive oil, rice vinegar, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper in a jar with a lid. Shake vinaigrette with that elbow grease until combined (about 30 seconds). Set vinaigrette aside.
  • Slice 1/2 to 1-inch slits between each bone of the lamb racks to assure the meat roasts evenly.
  • Season each rack with salt and black pepper on all sides.
  • Heat vegetable oil in skillet over high heat. Brown each lamb rack for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  • Transfer lamb racks to the foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Brush each rack with mustard and honey mixture. Sprinkle mint mixture over the top and sides of each rack.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned on top and medium rare in the center, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 125 to 130 degrees F (52 to 54 degrees C). Remove from oven and allow lamb to rest for 10 minutes before serving, drizzled with honey mustard vinaigrette.

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