Rack of Lamb With Sage Crust

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A true classic

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F.
  2. Season the lamb generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Place a large cast-iron skillet over high heat, when very hot, add the oil and sear one of the racks all over until it is very brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer to a roasting pan fitted with a rack, laying it rounded side up.
  5. Repeat with the remaining rack.
  6. Cover with foil and set aside.
  7. Place the remaining ingredients, except the vinegar, in a food processor.
  8. Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, and process until it forms a paste.
  9. Press the paste onto the racks.
  10. Roast until desired doneness, 15 min for medium rare.
  11. Allow to rest for 5 min, covered, then carve and serve drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
Most Helpful

Absolutely divine! Made as instructed, great results! Crispy outside and pink and juicy inside!Wonderful garlic and sage aromas!For variety, I might try adding 1 lemons zest to the crumb mixture, next time.

rosslare April 11, 2007

The instructions are to ambiguous no stars see ya

bridget.horder November 10, 2015

What a SAGE chef you are. I would give this a 6 if we could,excellent flavor and I love lamb. I scaled the recipe down to do 1/2 rack and it worked well. Thanks Malrkey for a great recipe. Added comments- I love lamb and I love this recipe!!! I did an 8 rib rack, - The flavor was excellent and this is a definate do again recipe Thanks Malarkey testay 2 Jan 08 This is such a tasty recipe I made it yet again -perfect every time. I served it with a wonderful parsnip Parsnips Roasted With Mace and Brandy they compliment each other perfectly. Thanks again Malarkey 11 Oct 09Had it for our Thanksgiving dinner - Love this recipe

Bergy October 12, 2009