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    1 hr 10 mins

    25 mins

    45 mins

    kiwidutch's Note:

    I don't prepare lamb very often, but when I do, this is how I prepare. My family demands that we have this at all family get-togethers. Like I said in the title, it is some effort...but just wonderful! Please note: this is an adopted recipe and I hope to make it soonest. If you make it before I do, I would appreciate feedback, Thanks ! ZWT REGION: Italy.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
    2. 2
      Place pistachios, thyme and rosemary in a mini food processor. Add half of the olive oil and process to a paste. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    3. 3
      Pour half of the pistachio pesto into a small bowl, stir in remaining olive oil, and set aside to use as a sauce.
    4. 4
      Spread some of the remaining pistachio pesto all over the lamb. Place strips of pancetta between the bones and wrap it around the meat, leaving bones exposed.
    5. 5
      Spread rest of pistachio pesto over pancetta and place rack in a medium-size roasting pan. Roast lamb until an instant-read meat thermometer registers 130 degrees, about 40 minutes for medium-rare.
    6. 6
      Transfer lamb to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes. Spoon 1 teaspoon of rendered pancetta fat into a medium-size skillet and heat over high heat.
    7. 7
      Add scallions and cook until softened and browned in spots, about 4 minutes.
    8. 8
      Cut rack of lamb into 4 servings of 2 chops each and arrange on plates, along with scallions. Drizzle pistachio pesto sauce all around chops and serve at once.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 20, 2007


      Wow - really terrific! I served along with a salad rather than just scallions and also used standard bacon because I didn't have pancetta.

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    Nutritional Facts for Rack of Lamb With Pistachio Pesto, Worth the Effort!

    Serving Size: 1 (233 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 859.3
    Calories from Fat 729
    Total Fat 81.1 g
    Saturated Fat 28.8 g
    Cholesterol 129.2 mg
    Sodium 100.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 27.4 g

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