Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Sauce Recipe
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Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Sauce Recipe

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With this easy, surefire recipe, you don't have to be intimidated to prepare rack of lamb for a holiday dinner. Rice pilaf and roasted asparagus are a lovely way to round out the meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 frenched racks of lamb (1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 3/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 rack with 1/4 cup sauce: 532 calories, 39g fat (14g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 861mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. Sprinkle lamb with steak seasoning. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook lamb in oil for 2 minutes on each side. Brush with mustard.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the panko, thyme, mint, Worcestershire sauce and rosemary; press onto lamb. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  3. In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in oil and 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Remove from the heat. Stir in the broth, honey, remaining butter and chives if desired.
  4. Remove lamb from oven and loosely cover with foil. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with sauce. Yield: 4 servings (1 cup sauce).
Originally published as Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Sauce in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p51

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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