Herb-Pecan Crusted Rack of Lamb

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This is a delicious and elegant main dish for 2, but you can also double the recipe to serve 4 people. Rack of lamb pairs well with mashed potatoes and buttered green beans or wilted spinach.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 55 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 rack of lamb (about 8 chops)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1½ tsp. dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 1½ tsp. dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Wash lamb; pat dry and cut between ribs into 2 equal portions. Rub lamb with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Position lamb, meaty side up, in a roasting pan. Roast for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Combine rosemary, oregano, parsley, and pecans in a shallow bowl or plate. Rub mustard over lamb, then coat with pecan and herb mixture. Return to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or to desired doneness.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 rack of lamb (about 8 chops)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1½ tsp. dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 1½ tsp. dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Wash lamb; pat dry and cut between ribs into 2 equal portions. Rub lamb with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Position lamb, meaty side up, in a roasting pan. Roast for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Combine rosemary, oregano, parsley, and pecans in a shallow bowl or plate. Rub mustard over lamb, then coat with pecan and herb mixture. Return to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories490
Total Fat39g
Saturated Fat14g
Cholesterol130mg
Sodium350mg
Total Carbohydrate2g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein33g