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Herbed Rack of Lamb

 Herbed Rack of Lamb
We've raised sheep for years, so lamb has been a staple entree in our house as well as a favorite to serve when company comes. We do our own butchering and can cut the meat any way, but we've found the rack yields a perfect amount of meat for just the two of us. -Margery Bryan, Moses Lake, Washington
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 French-style rack of lamb (8 chops), about 1 pound

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a bowl, combine the oil, garlic,
  • parsley, rosemary and thyme. Rub oil mixture over lamb.
  • Place meat side up on a rack in a greased 11x7-in. baking pan. Bake,
  • uncovered, 20-30 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for
  • medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°;
  • well-done, 170°). Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (8 ounces) equals 241 calories, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 20 g protein.
Wine: This recipe pairs well with a medium red wine.: Taste of Home Special Offer: Enjoy this recipe with Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Reserva Italy 2009. Initial tastes of fruits and spice move to herbal notes for a long smooth finish.

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