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Rosemary Crumbed Rack of Lamb

Serve straight up (lamb cutlets are sooo juicy and tender, most people think no sauce is necessary!), with a Creamy White Wine & Mustard Sauce or else a Pea Puree (great colour and is as good as a sauce).
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine lamb, western
Servings 3
Calories 1228 kcal


  • 1 rack of lamb 6 to 9 bones , your choice Frenched or not
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 3 tsp egg lightly whisked
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove minced


  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp parmesan finely grated
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced (knife, not garlic press)
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves finely chopped
  • 30 g butter melted


  • 1 cup dry white wine sauvignon blanc, pinto gris, semillon, or any blend
  • 1 cup chicken stock low sodium
  • 1 cup heavy/thickened cream
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • tsp each salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F (all oven types). Place shelf in the middle of the oven.


  • Season: Sprinkle lamb rack with salt and pepper.
  • Sear: Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy based skillet over high heat. Sear lamb rack all over until nicely browned – including each short end – about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. It will be fully raw inside, but that's OK. Transfer to plate and let cool for 5 minutes, uncovered.
  • Mustard Spread: Mix dijon, rosemary and garlic in a small bowl. Then add 3 teaspoons of egg, and mix again.
  • Making the crumb: Mix Crumb ingredients EXCEPT butter in a bowl. Then use a fork to stir through butter. Spread on a dinner plate (large enough that fits lamb).
  • Crumbing the lamb: Spread the underside of the rack with mustard mix. Press into breadcrumb mixture, then spread mustard mix over the other side as well as each end. Then press those sides into the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Transfer lamb to rack set on a tray. Surround with parboiled vegetables if using – but don't crowd the lamb.
  • Roast: Frenched racks for 20 minutes, or untrimmed racks for 30 – 35 minutes, or until internal temperature registers 60°C/140°F (for medium rare).
  • Rest meat: Transfer lamb to a cutting board, loosely cover with foil. (If you roasted veg, leave in tray or pan and keep warm in turned off oven).
  • Carve: Rest 5 minutes then slice carefully using your hands to hold the crumb gently in place where you are cutting using a very sharp knife. If your service allows it, it's best to cut 2 or 3 bones together (ie. a double/triple cutlet portion), because the crumb stays on better. Slicing single cutlets is super hard (sadly)!
  • Serve as-is (no sauce), with Creamy White Wine & Mustard Sauce, or Pea Puree.


This recipe is sponsored by Mediterranean Supermarket 
Keyword christmas, lamb, Lamb dish