i just followed Foodwishes.com Chef John’s pistachio crusted rack of lamb recipe.
while we were devouring the other dishes, I just put the lamb rack into a 210degC oven for 23 mins and voila, I had a very impressive-looking & tasty pistachio crusted lamb which everyone really enjoyed!
it was a break of a few years.
lately i started cooking this rack of lamb a few times.
i was lazy to make the chopped pistachio, so i just improvised (or actually just shortcut the process) by doing a herb crust instead of pistachio. 🙂
this lamb bought from qbfoods already denuded (frenched & caps off). i religiously removed the remaining fat (very little of it, would have been a mountain of fat if not denuded) & some membrane. i decided to simplify the effort so no chopped pistachio, just herb crusted.
roasted at 210egC for about 22-23mins.
everyone loved it including CL who generally avoids take lamb. 🙂
more recently, i did the herb crusted rack of lamb for wife’s good friend family J, H and M. 🙂
the rack of lamb was very good. i lazy to do pistachio crusted so just used chopped fresh celery (could not get parsley) and chopped mint from my garden).
H told J and my wife (who also doesn’t take lamb) that it was like a very good chicken. indeed no gamey taste, very tender & moist, and nice flavour. M loved the crust too.
- 1 frenched lamb rack (standard 8 ribs, about 800g, good for 4)
- 1 cup of chopped herbs (parsley…for this time i used mint and celery)
- 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- sea salt & coarse black pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- Prepare the lamb rack – cut/trim away the fat (to reduce the strong gamey taste/smell), cut about 2cm every 2 ribs w/o cutting into the loin (this for easy serving of the lamb rack afterwards), season with sea salt & coarse black pepper & pangrilled including the ends over a very hot pan. set aside on an aluminium lined baking tray & reserve.
- Prepare the herb crust mix – chopped 1 cup of herbs. in a large bowl add 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon olive oil & 1 tablespoon melted butter, & mix.
- coat the lamb loin with 2 tablespoon of dijon mustard. This serves as binder to enable herb crust to stick. now coat the herb mix on the lamb to form a crust. Preheat oven to 210degC and place the lamb in the oven for 22minutes (or longer if you like it more done). serve