Rack of Lamb With Mint Gremolata

Total Time
1hr
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This uses a mint gremolata instead of the expected persillade. Fresh mint has a cool bite that marries beautifully with the lamb -- it recalls the mint jelly that your mother used to pair with it, but without the heavy sweetness.

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Season the lamb with salt and pepper and let it rest until it reaches room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  3. Place in a roasting pan and roast for about 20 to 25 minutes for medium-rare.
  4. When the lamb has cooked for about 15 minutes, mince the mint, garlic and lemon zest until very fine, almost a paste.
  5. Note: Fresh mint will discolor almost immediately, so do this at the last -- about 5 minutes before you'll use it.
  6. Spread the mint gremolata over the rack of lamb and return to the oven for the final 5 minutes.
  7. Remove the rack of lamb from the oven and let it rest under a foil tent for about 10 minutes.
  8. Cut it into chops and serve.

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