Rack of Lamb With Caramelized Shallot and Thyme Crust

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Total Time
45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
30 mins

From Gourmet magazine, 1995. My friend Martinique who is a caterer says this is a no-fail, impress-the-company recipe and it can be prepared in 45 minutes or less!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. In a small skillet heat oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and cook shallots with salt and pepper to taste, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add vinegar and boil until liquid is evaporated. Remove skillet from heat and stir in bread crumbs, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Season lamb with salt and pepper and arrange, ribs side down, in a small roasting pan. Spread meat side with mustard and pat on crumb mixture evenly. Roast lamb in middle of oven until a meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium-rare, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Carefully transfer lamb to a cutting board and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Slice lamb into chops.