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Roasted rack of lamb sliced and garnished with fresh rosemary.

Roasted Rack of Lamb

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Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Roasted Rack of Lamb is the most elegant family holiday dinner. Use high quality ingredients like a top cut of lamb, fresh herbs, and rich extra virgin olive oil, for a simple but show stopping meal.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 408
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 1 (about 1.5 pounds, total) Frenched lamb rib rack with 8 ribs
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 3 large garlic cloves, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
  • ½ tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • chopped fresh parsley, for serving


  • Pat dry lamb rack with paper towels.
  • Season with salt and pepper all around. Set aside.
  • Combine olive oil, parsley, garlic, rosemary, and thyme leaves in a small food processor; pulse until thoroughly mixed.
  • Using a sharp knife, score the fat layer on the lamb by making several cuts through the fat; rub the garlic-herb mixture all over the rack of lamb.
  • Place rack of lamb in a Ziploc bag; seal and leave at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours, max. (You can also marinate it overnight in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before cooking.)
  • Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  • Take lamb out of the bag and place it on a baking pan, fat side up.
  • Cover exposed ribs with foil so they don't burn while roasting.
  • Roast for 25 minutes, or until internal temperature registers at 125˚F for rare, or 135˚F for medium-rare. Use an Instant Read Thermometer for accurate results.
  • Remove lamb from oven; loosely cover with foil and let rest 15 minutes before cutting.
  • Cut, garnish with parsley, and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Roasted Rack of Lamb
Amount Per Serving (2 lamb ribs)
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 485mg20%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 372IU7%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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