Food & Wine

Herb crusted rack of lamb

Extremely inviting , flavorful & delicious rack of lamb. Green crust outside, juicy pink inside. A colorful idea for Easter. Incredibly easy recipe in 4 simply steps. Enjoy!1-CARNE58-002




Ingredients: 2 large racks of lamb cut in half with their bones per serving

salt – ground pepper – olive oil – 2 tablespoons Dijon or other mustard of your choice

For the crust:

  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • sprig of parsley
  • sprig of mint
  • sprig of thyme
  • sprig of rosemary
  • sprig of basil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • CRUST: Place all ingredients for the crust  into a blender and pulse several times until is homogeneous green. Set aside.


Preheat oven to 200°.

  1.  Sprinkle lamb with salt and pepper. Heat some olive oil in a large non stick skillet over medium-high heat.

    Add 1 lamb rack to pan and “seal it “. Cook few minutes (about 4min) on each side enough to develop color. Remove lamb from pan. Repeat with remaining lamb rack.

    2. Brush Dijon mustard over every side of each rack ,

    3. Then press green breadcrumb mixture all over.

    4.Transfer the pan with the lamb into the oven and bake for 7-8 min.

    Let stand 10 min, then cut into chops. Serve with herb  roasted baby potatoes, stuffed mushrooms and a fresh glass of Leone Rosso wine, doc Orcia 2010 (By Donatella’s Cinelli Colombini factory). Enjoy a happy Easter!


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7 responses

  1. Actually I am wondering what I should cook for easter. Your lamb seems to be a pretty good idea. And it reminds me that I ran out of Dijon mustard.
    Fascinating pictures as always. Thank you for your precious work!
    best wishes, Christian

    Liked by 1 person

    7 April 2017 at 15:51

    • Oh yes dear Christian! You must try it this Easter. It is absolutely divine, pleasing to the eye and the palate! Thank you again for your kind words! I have only to learn from you and your kitchen! Happy Easter ! Ps: Don’t forget the Dijon!!

      Liked by 1 person

      7 April 2017 at 18:05

      • I have it already. It is a new one! Reine de Dijon, it is called. I have never seen that one before.

        Liked by 1 person

        8 April 2017 at 8:32

  2. Wow! Just now i saw it on google, me too never seen it before! Thank you for information! I f e e l your joy! 🙂


    8 April 2017 at 19:45

  3. Your photos are fantastic. Love the look, and the lamb looks great too 🙂


    5 June 2017 at 3:18

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