Special occasions demand equally momentous meals, and few dishes are as elegant -- or delicious -- as this flavorful rack of lamb. It's far easier to make than it appears; simply follow a few basic steps for impressive results.



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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees with rack in center. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Rub lamb with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place in skillet, and sear until golden brown all over (including ends), about 3 minutes per side. Place on a baking sheet. Let stand until cool, about 30 minutes.

  • In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, rosemary, garlic, parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Brush lamb with 2 tablespoons Dijon, making sure the entire surface is covered. Pat seasoned breadcrumbs over rack (reserve any remaining breadcrumbs for another use), covering Dijon in an even layer. Return to baking sheet, and roast until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat registers 130 degrees, 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before carving into individual chops.

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Rating: 5.0 stars
So delicious. I was not rised on lamb so it can be a challenge for me to eat it, but this recipe is absolutely delicious. I have served this for Christmas dinner for 5 yrs, and my son now uses this recipe in his own home. I highly recommend it.
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made this tonight with mashed potatoes and it came out great! easy and delish
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Do I have to use a cast iron skillet? Could I just use a regular skillet?