Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a recipe that I have been working on/perfecting for some time. Inspired by the Rack of Lamb at Outback. I found a seasoning recipe online a few years ago that was similar to mine. The most laborious part is mixing the seasonings. The seasoning is incredible, great for any meat really. The Cabernet sauce is a variation the outback one and is great too. I served this recently with mashed red potatoes. Sometimes I'll do 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon granulated salt, to make the saltiness more uniform.
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano
Cab Sauce (use 1 teaspoon lamb seasoning)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup cabernet sauvignon wine
- 2⁄3 cup beef broth
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons minced parsley
- 2 lamb racks
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Heat oven to 425.
- Mix together seasoning ingredients in a bowl.
- Heat Olive Oil in large skillet to medium.
- If you like you can trim some fat from the racks. You also can slice them in half for smaller racks.(I usually do whole 8 bone racks) Sprinkle seasoning on each rack.
- Sear each rack on all sides until browned(2-4 minutes tops) Put racks into roasting pan and bake for 15 minutes to 130 degrees (for medium).Or 20 mins for a light pink med well. When lamb is done take it out of the oven and cover pan with foil and let lamb sit for 10 minutes.
- While lamb is cooking, make cabernet sauce by melting butter in the searing skillet ( Do NOT wash out skillet -- you want the cooked bits of lamb or "fond" in there for flavor ). When melted add flour and cook for a minute or so. Stir in other ingriedents starting with the Wine and Beef Broth, then simmer for a bit to reduce the liquid. You can add a bit of cornstarch if you want it thicker(My wife likes it to be more like gravy).
- When everything is ready you can cut the racks into 2 bone chops or leave it whole depending on your presention. Serve with Cab sauce on the side. The Cab Sauce is also great on mashed pototoes. Enjoy!
This lamb was Amazing. The recipe to season the lamb was perfection. I found the sauce was a bit bland, and the Cabernet flavor was a bit too strong. I ended up adding some more beef broth, a bit more flour, and when I removed the rack from the oven I poured about half of the juice from the roast pan into the Cabernet sauce, best Cabernet sauce I ever had. Better than outback. This dish was amazing. Try it!
5 stars! My Dh loved this recipe. I don't eat lamb, but this smelled amazing while it was cooking. He plans on making the sauce recipe again when preparing beef. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.
I have never cooked a rack of lamb before and I absolutely love the one from Outback. I followed the recipe exactly as-is and it came out perfect. This is a nearly identical clone of the Outback recipe including the amazing sauce! Thank you so much for such a fantastic recipe!