This recipe is best prepared a day ahead. It gives the herbs time to soak into the lamb. The rosemary and tarragon work really well with this dish. We often have this for our Friday night easy dinner with a good Aussie red wine. NOTE: The prep time is for the marinade. I usually only marinate the lamb overnight in the fridge. Cooking time will depend on how you like you lamb cooked.
Nut Allergy Alert. To serve to fewer people, roast only 2 racks of lamb. Cut the mustard and salt in half. Freeze the remaining hazelnut butter for another time to use with more lamb, steamed green beans or asparagus. Prep. time includes 1 hour refrigeration to harden hazelnut butter.This recipe is also delicious cooked on outdoor grill. Ensure your coals are medium hot, and gas grill hot. Preheat shallow pan on grill, as well. Then follow roasting recipe as described. Serve with a Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz.
Found this in a newspaper during a recent visit to Palm Springs, California. If you like lamb chops and grilling this may be for you. Add a sunset, cold martini, Caesar salad and some asparagus and you might just have a meal to remember!
For this recipe, you (or your butcher) must first "french" the racks Trim off 2 inches of fat and membrane between the ribs to expose the tips of the bones, then cut through the backbone between the ribs to make carving easier. Fresh spring vegetables, such as asparagus, baby carrots and new potatoes, make a delicious accompaniment. Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Celebration
Just writing this recipe makes me want to drool as I remember how delicious it was . . . mmmmm, lamb. My husband who loathes sheep is now ready to raise some so that we can have this recipe more often. Easy. Yummy. Lamby.