Rack of Lamb!

Burnt Macaroni - Easter, Soccer, Rack of Lamb 361I love lamb!  It reminds me of my childhood.  Between my mom and my grandmother, we ate lamb chops or leg of lamb all the time.  It became a treat in our family and now we are passing it down to our kids.  My husband decided to treat us to Rack of Lamb last weekend and it turned out perfectly!  We grilled it outside on the grill and this was the result — mouthwatering!Burnt Macaroni - Easter, Soccer, Rack of Lamb 255You will first need to put together a marinade for the lamb chops. We used garlic, rosemary, cilantro and salt & pepper.

Burnt Macaroni - Easter, Soccer, Rack of Lamb 298Chop and mince your herbs.  Put it all together in a bowl and add about a half cup of olive oil to make the marinade.


Burnt Macaroni - Easter, Soccer, Rack of Lamb 306Put your lamb chops in a plastic bag and add the marinade.  You will want to marinade this for at least 1-2 hours in the refrigerator.

Burnt Macaroni - Easter, Soccer, Rack of Lamb 345When you take it out of the bag it should look like this.  Make sure most of the herbs stay on the lamb.  You can pour the marinade out of the bag onto the lamb before you put it on the grill.  Then add aluminum foil to the bone end of the lamb.  This will allow you to easily put the lamb on the grill.  Cook the Rack of Lamb for about 15 minutes on a 400 degree grill or oven.  You want your meat thermometer to read 135 degrees before you remove the lamb from the heat.

Burnt Macaroni - Easter, Soccer, Rack of Lamb 357When you are done it will look like this!  And it was as yummy as it looks.  We served it with roasted vegetables but you can also pair it with mashed potatoes!  This also makes a great birthday or Mother’s Day meal.  Enjoy!

Rack of Lamb!

Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

For the Marinade

  • 6 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro chopped
  • 3 sprigs Rosemary chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Lamb

  • 2 lbs of Lamb on Rack

Instructions

  1. Mix together ingredients for marinade, 6 cloves of minced garlic, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 3 sprigs chopped rosemary plus salt and pepper
  2. Add 1/2 cup Olive Oil to herb mixture
  3. Put lamb on rack into a plastic bag.
  4. Add the herb mixture
  5. Put in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours to marinade
  6. Roast on grill or oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 135 degrees for medium rare lamb.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for 2 pounds of lamb on a rack. You can increase it or decrease it depending on the amount of meat you purchase. Serve with vegetables or mashed potatoes plus a little red wine! Delicious!

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