Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe was printed in our local paper. It was submitted by request by a fabulous restaurant in our area that used to serve it. Unfortunately, the restaurant no longer exists. But, we remember it fondly every time we make this recipe. It can be doubled or tripled as needed. And, the prep work can be done well in advance of cooking and kept in the refrigerator. This is definitely one of our favorites.
- 1 rack of lamb, trimmed to meat and bone (Frenched)
- white pepper
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 cup french breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon minced shallot
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Mix bread crumbs with minced garlic, minced shallot and melted butter.
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Sprinkle meat with ground white pepper and lightly salt.
- Sear rack in 2 Tbs hot oil, 30 seconds on each side to obtain color.
- Brush with mustard on meat side.
- Press bread crumb mixture firmly over mustard.
- Place on baking sheet, crumb side up.
- Bake until desired doneness, approximately 20 minutes for medium rare.
- Use a meat thermometer to insure that the rack is cooked to your liking.
- Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
This is a very tasty recipe that I enjoyed . My rack was quite thin, I roasted it for 20 minutes at 450F, I did not check the internal temp and it was a little rarer than I usually have it - it was wonderful. If you like it just pink check the temperature especially if you have a larger rack. I used Panko crumbs as I am not familiar with French crumbs - They formed a lovely crunchy crust.Thanks Normaone I just may have my lamb a bit rarer from now on
I found rack of lamb for an unbelievable price at Costco but had never cooked lamb before and I am not a great cook on top of that! I found this recipe and used Zatarains Creole Mustard instead of the Digon with Japanese bread crumbs and this dish was UNBELIEVABLY GREAT! It came out perfectly pink in the middle. My husband (the cook of the house) loved it! This is so easy to make. I have another rack of lamb left in the freezer; can't wait to cook that one. Thanks for the tasty recipe. BTW-the Zatarain's Creole Mustard gave it an extra zing-loved it!
I goofed! and this was still delicious. I had the mustard & crumbs attached before I realized I'd forgotten I had to sear the meat first. Stuck it in the oven & gave it twice as long without the searing, saved myself washing a skillet or frypan, worried about the texture and it was awseome anyway... crust was crispy. covered it with foil the last few minutes. I could taste the mustard but it wasn't overpowering. It was yummy. (The lamb rack I picked up was an exceptionally nice one too, which helped.) I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for the posting! :-)