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Rack of Lamb with Festive Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.
Total: 1 hr. 50 min.
Minted tomato sauce and fresh pesto dress up this roasted rack of lamb.


  • 1/2 cup Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs minced fresh rosemary
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 American lamb racks, frenched
  • Minted Tomato Sauce1 clove garlic, crushed with a little salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 to 2 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 2 to 3 tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs chopped mint


  • Combine mustard, vinegar, oil, rosemary, garlic and salt. Place the lamb in a roasting or sheet pan with the ribs curving down; coat the tops with the mustard mixture. Allow to stand for 1 hour at room temperature.
  • Roast the lamb at 450°F for 20 minutes.
  • While lamb roasts, prepare Minted Tomato Sauce. In a food processor, combine garlic, water, oil, oregano, vinegar, tomatoes, lemon juice and mint; blend for 1 minute.
  • Remove lamb from oven; cover with aluminum foil. Allow to sit for 15 minutes. Cut into individual ribs; serve with Minted Tomato Sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 571
  Calories from Fat 321 (56%)
(55%)Total Fat 36g
(55%)Saturated Fat 11g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
(62%)Cholesterol 187mg
(25%)Sodium 597mg
(21%)Potassium 744mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(113%)Protein 57g
* 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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