Roast Rack of Lamb With Persillade

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

From Mark Bittman's 'How to Cook Anything.' I've made this numerous times. It is simple and delicious. I've used the fresh bread crumbs, but panko works quite well, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Trim lamb, leaving a layer of fat over the meat.
  3. Cut about halfway down between the chops; This allows the meat to become crisp.
  4. Combine all the remaining ingredients and rub over the racks.
  5. Roast for 20 minutes and then put an instant-read thermometer straight in from one end through the meatiest part.
  6. If it reads 125 or more, remove from oven immediately.
  7. If it reads less, leave it in for 5 more minutes, no more.
  8. Let sit for 5 minutes before separating the ribs.
Most Helpful

The only adjustment I made is to add some dried rosemaries. Did everything else exactly according to the recipe. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for posting!

SharonChen March 02, 2015

This is a good base for rack of lamb. I added zest from a small lemon, 1 T Dijon mustard and used butter instead of oil. I baked the racks for 25 minutes and found that I needed about 7 more minutes cooking time. Next time, I will add a little bit more butter (1T - 2T) to the dressing as I found it a little dry and didn't adhere to the lamb very well. Overall an excellent recipe! Thanks for the posting

Abby Girl November 06, 2014

Tender, juicy and delicious. What a great piece of meat! I only heated the oven to 425 degrees. Thanks for the tip regarding cutting halfway down the chops, it did allow the meat to become crisp but also made it easy to cut and serve. My meat only got to 118 degrees but it was perfect medium to medium rare.

Nado2003 January 05, 2010