Gourmet Rack of Lamb

Gourmet Rack of Lamb

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Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 3 Racks of Lamb
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If you do this right, you will never order it in a restaurant again! Racks of lamb – approx. 4-6 bones per person served. You will likely prefer Australian to New Zealand racks, but California-grown can also be very good.

The Marinade

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Do NOT trim any fat from the lamb racks.

Let’s Get Started

  1. Unpack and clean Lamb racks
  2. Lamb has several layers of membranes. Peel 3-4 of these off so that the seasoning and smoke will better permeate the meat.
  3. Crush the rosemary in a small food processor or mortar and pestle. Mince the garlic with a garlic press (or use equal quantity – 4-5 tablespoons – of minced garlic from a jar). Make a paste with the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Use this paste to coat any part of the rack of lamb that is not covered with fat. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the fat cap on the top side of the rack.
  4. Set the grill to 400°. Grill the lamb for about 12 minutes per side or until done to your liking.

This method should get cooked to medium-rare only, but suit yourself.