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Prep Time:
4 to 6
Grill time:

Perfect Rack of Lamb

With Mustard Glaze And Herb Crust

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Perfect Rack of Lamb
Serves 4 to 6
Prep Time:
Grill time: 25
This recipe is absolutely delicious. It is a rare thing to be able to get good lamb, and you have to cook it just right or it’s so not worth it. After slicing, if you’re a little worried about the colour, even if your meat thermometer is telling you it is good, feel free to cook the sliced lamb for another minute each side on the hot side of the grill.
Score the lamb, A+
Score the lamb, A+
Sear it
Sear it
Coat it
Coat it

Perfect Rack of Lamb

Serves: 4 to 6       Total Time: 60


  • ¼ cup of soft butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh marjoram, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ⅔ cup of breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup of dijon mustard
  • 3 lamb racks with 7 to 8 bones each, frenched
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Step 1
In a flat dish, combine the butter, parsley, marjoram, rosemary, and breadcrumbs. Mix well.
Step 2
Put the dijon mustard into a small bowl. Set both the crumb mixture and mustard, along with some tongs, and a basting brush beside the grill.
Step 3
Preheat one side of the grill to high, about 500°F.
Step 4
Using a sharp knife, score the fat on the lamb racks in a diamond pattern, making sure not to touch meat.
Step 5
Lay the racks, meat side down, on the hot side of the grill to sear. Keep the bones away from the heat and leave them to form a nice deep brown crust, about 5 to 7 minutes. Do not allow the racks to burn.
Step 6
Using your tongs, lift each rack by the bones and brush the seared meat with a layer of mustard. Then, dip them into the crumb mixture and press down so that a thick coat of the mix will stick to the rack.
Step 7
Set the coated racks, bone side down, on the “cool” side of the grill near the heat, but have the rib ends pointing away from the “hot” side of the grill. Close the lid and roast the lamb until the crust has browned and and the rack is medium-rare to medium. This takes about 15 to 20 minutes. A meat thermometer will read 130°F to 135°F.
Step 8
Remove the racks to a platter and allow them ro rest uncovered, (This prevents the crust from getting soggy) for 3 to 5 minutes.
Step 9
Carve the racks between every, or every other bone and arrange on a platter in a cluster. Serve immediately with seasonal vegetables and some potatoes.
Serve with potatoes
Serve with potatoes
And grilled veggies
And grilled veggies
My long weekend celebrations were not quite so celebrate-y. I made loads of Strawberry Jam, did some puppy-sitting and watched my car get a custom part manufactured for its brakes! Instead of going crazy Canuck with the party foods, I wanted decadence and ended up making a simple and delicious Rack of Lamb.