Herb & Olive Oil Rack Of Lamb

IMG_0464I don’t know if it’s an international thing or what, but I love lamb! It is my meat of preference lately and I was excited to finally have an easy and great recipe for a rack of lamb. This is actually my husband Michael’s recipe and he get’s all the credit for this one. The good news is he loves lamb just as much as I do! Cooking the perfect rack of lamb can seem intimidating so here is an easy, step by step recipe for you guys. Keep in mind that you will need to marinate the rack of lamb for at least 1 night, 3-4 nights is even better. I just posted a recipe for Mediterranean style jasmine rice and it pairs perfectly with this rack of lamb for a delicious, restaurant quality, Mediterranean style dinner!

Herb & Olive Oil Rack Of Lamb {Serves 2}:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Rack Of Lamb (About 1 or 1.25 LB)
  • 1/2 Fresh Bunch of Rosemary
  • 1/2 Fresh Bunch of Thyme
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (pressed)
  • Olive Oil (About 1/4 Cup)
  • Salt
  • Steak Seasoning

Directions:

1) Marinate the rack of lamb overnight or preferably for 3-4 nights for best flavor. To marinate the rack of lamb; wash and pat dry the rack of lamb and put it in a big bowl. Season the lamb by sprinkling salt and steak seasoning on the top of it. Add the bunches of rosemary and thyme. Add pressed garlic cloves. Pour olive oil all over the rack of lamb. Rub everything into the lamb, cover and refrigerate overnight or preferably longer for 3-4 days. *The longer you marinate the lamb, the tastier it will be because the spices, herbs, and oil marinate into the meat giving it a delicious taste and also the lamb tastes less “gamey”.

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2) When ready to cook the lamb; Preheat the over to 450 Degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the rack of lamb on the baking sheet and then cover the lamb with another sheet of foil on top of it.

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3) Bake on 450 Degrees for 20 minutes. Then lower the heat to 350 Degrees and Cook an additional 20 minutes.

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4) Take the foil cover off the rack of lamb and place it back in the oven, uncovered, on 350 Degrees for another 10-20 minutes depending on how well done you like to eat your meat. I did just 10 minutes because I love a good medium cooked, kinda pink inside,rack of lamb. Yum!

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Cut lamb evenly by the rack bones.

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This rack of lamb pairs great with my Mediterranean style jasmine rice!

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Mediterranean Style Jasmine Rice

IMG_0463This Mediterranean style jasmine rice is literally the BEST rice I have ever tried! I don’t throw the word best around lightly you now. I tried it at a Mediterranean restaurant once and got hooked so I knew I had to recreate the recipe at home and I did just that. This rice pairs perfectly with any kind of meat, but especially with a yummy rack of lamb. Stay tuned for that recipe next and you will have the perfect Mediterranean style dinner!

Mediterranean Style Jasmine Rice {Yields 6 Cups rice abt 4 Servings}:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Uncooked, Long Grain, Jasmine Rice
  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth (I used the Better The Bouillon Paste and it worked great!)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter (Unsalted)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Spice

1) Wash the rice thoroughly and set aside. If using Better Then Bouillon chicken paste instead of Chicken Broth, in a small sauce pan boil 3 cups of water. When the water comes to a boil, add the Better Then Bouillon paste (3 teaspoons) and mix well, to make a hearty chicken broth and set aside.

2) In a medium sized pot, add the butter, garlic, cumin, and turmeric. Sauté over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the garlic has softened and spices give off a yummy fragrance.

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3) Add the dry rice to the pot and stir to combine for about 3 minutes to slightly toast the rice.

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4) Add the chicken broth (or Better Then Bouillon broth) and 1 bay leaf to the pot. Mix well. Bring to a rolling boil.IMG_0461

5) Cover with lid and simmer on LOW heat for about 15 minutes, until the rice is cooked through. I opened the pot and mixed the rice 2-3 times to keep it from sticking to the pot.

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6) Fluff with a fork and your rice is ready to serve! This rice reheats well. IMG_0463