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Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

The most delicious herb-crusted rack of lamb that comes together quickly and easily for a meal that is sure to impress.

Garlic Herb Rack of Lamb

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lamb Chops, Rack of Lamb, Roasted LAmb
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 chops
Calories: 246 kcal
Author: Alina Eisenhauer


  • 2 8-rib frenched racks of lamb (each rack, 1½ lb), trimmed of all but a thin layer of fat
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Herb Coating

  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sear lamb:

  1. Heat a dry, 12-inch heavy skillet over high heat until hot.

    Pat lamb dry, and sprinkle meat all over with salt and pepper. Add oil to hot skillet, brown racks, in two batches if necessary, on all sides (not ends), about 10 minutes per batch.

Coat and roast lamb:

  1. Transfer racks to a small (13x9-inch) roasting pan.

  2. Stir together garlic, herbs, salt and oil. Coat meaty parts of lamb with herb mixture, pressing to help adhere. Cover exposed bones with foil, and roast 15-25 minutes until thermometer inserted diagonally into center of meat registers at your desired temperature. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes. (Internal temperature will rise while lamb stands.)

Recipe Notes

*Allow internal temperature to be 5-10 degrees less than you like when you remove the roast from the oven; the meat will continue to cook while it sits.

Temperatures after resting:

Bloody rare: 115 to 125 degrees F

Rare: 125 to 130 degrees F

Medium rare: 130 to 140 degrees F

Medium: 140 to 150 degrees F

Nutrition Facts
Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 398mg17%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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