Different Ways to Cook a Rack of Lamb

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When it comes to cooking a rack of lamb, there’s nothing easier than roasting! Not only is the oven a simple way to cook, but it also produces a juicy, delicious roast rack of lamb!  With the cooler weather on its way, it’s time to start pulling out some warm, wholesome dinner recipes. Here are two delicious ideas for cooking a rack of lamb in the oven. They might sound similar at first but don’t be fooled – they’re both so uniquely delicious that it’s definitely worth trying each recipe!

Parmesan-Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb

Ingredients (to serve 8):

  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of wholegrain mustard
  • 3 French-trimmed lamb racks (8 cutlets on each rack)
  • 3 slices bread, coarsely torn
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary leaves
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • Olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix honey and mustard in a bowl and spread over the lamb racks. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine the parmesan, garlic and rosemary in a food processor until coarse crumbs form and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Stir in the egg and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Press the egg mixture firmly over the lamb racks and place them crust side up in a large baking dish.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil and roast for 25 minutes (for medium) or cooked to your preference.
  7. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Roast Rack of Lamb with Anchovy, Lemon and Thyme Crust

Ingredients (to serve 6):

  • 3 French-trimmed lamb racks
  • 1 ½ cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 4 anchovies, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Drizzle a large baking dish with olive oil and place the lamb racks on (meaty side up).
  3. Mix the breadcrumbs, lemon rind, anchovies, thyme and olive oil together in a bowl. Season with pepper.
  4. Cover the upper side of the rack of lamb with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing it in firmly.
  5. Transfer the baking dish into the oven and cook the lamb for 25-30 minutes (for medium) or to your liking.
  6. Remove the lamb from the oven and cover it loosely to rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.

So there you have two of our favourite roast rack of lamb recipes! These two dinner ideas are perfect as we farewell summer and welcome the colder weather.  Accompany your rack of lamb with some delicious roast vegetables for a healthy, wholesome dinner.


Today’s Roast Rack of Lamb recipes are courtesy of Taste.com.au

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