Mediterranean Rack of Lamb Recipe

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
Featured In: 38 Greek-Style Dinners
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

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
  • Fresh oregano and lemon slices, optional

Directions

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.
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. If desired, serve with fresh oregano and lemon slices. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Rack of Lamb in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p39

Nutritional Facts

1/2 rack: 307 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

  • 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
  • Fresh oregano and lemon slices, optional
  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. If desired, serve with fresh oregano and lemon slices. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Rack of Lamb in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p39

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