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Mediterranean Rack of Lamb Recipe
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Mediterranean Rack of Lamb Recipe

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It’s elegant. It’s special. And it will have your guests thinking you went all out. They don’t have to know how simple it is. —Susan Nilsson, Sterling, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 racks of lamb (1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1/4 cup grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh oregano or 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/2 rack equals 307 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place lamb in a shallow roasting pan. In small bowl, combine the lemon peel, oregano, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Rub over lamb.
  2. Bake 30-40 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Rack of Lamb in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p39

Nutritional Facts

1/2 rack equals 307 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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