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Hazelnut Crusted Rack of Lamb

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 28 min.
Total: 43 min.
Toasted hazelnuts and Dijon mustard add to the savory flavor of roasted lamb.


  • 2 lamb racks, frenched
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts, toasted and skins rubbed off in cloth
  • 2 Tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs each chopped fresh rosemary and chopped fresh mint


  • Pat racks dry with paper towel and season with salt and pepper. In large skillet, heat oil over high heat. Brown meat side of each rack until golden brown; set aside.
  • In food processor, finely grind nuts; set aside.
  • In small bowl, combine mustard, garlic, rosemary and mint. Spread mustard mixture over meat side of racks. Sprinkle on ground hazelnuts.
  • Place racks meat side up in shallow roasting pan. Roast at 375ºF for 28 to 38 minutes or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from oven, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 667
  Calories from Fat 506 (76%)
(86%)Total Fat 56g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(55%)Cholesterol 165mg
(21%)Sodium 510mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
(4%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(76%)Protein 38g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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