Rack of Lamb With Chive Crust

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by evelynathens

A rack of lamb always means guests for dinner for me. An elegant presentation, but not a lot of work.

Top Review by cboland

The lamb was excellent and the crust looked and tasted delicious. Next time I will add more chives as the flavour was almost too subtle. We went without the sauce as the lamb did not grace us with even a thimbleful of juice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. A little water may be required if mixture is too dry.
  4. Season lamb lightly and press breadcrumb mixture firmly over fatty side of racks.
  5. Drizzle butter over crust.
  6. Place lamb racks, crust side up, in a baking dish.
  7. Bake for ¾- 1 hour.
  8. Allow meat to rest for 15 minutes before carving.
  9. Drain off all but 2 tblsps of juice in pan.
  10. For Sauce: Place roasting pan on top of stove and stir wine and water into juices.
  11. Bring to boil, stirring well.
  12. Boil until reduced by half.
  13. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Remove from heat.
  14. Whisk in butter, one bit at a time to emulsify the sauce.
  15. Blend in mint jelly.

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