Gordon Ramsay’s Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb
Gordon Ramsay made this tasty looking rack of lamb on the first episode of the first season of The F Word. Like many of Gordon’s recipes, the primary herb ingredients are rosemary, thyme and garlic.
Ingredients for the Lamb:
- 2 large racks of Lamb cut in half with 3 bones per serving
- Olive Oil
- 4 slices of stale bread made into crumbs.
- 7 Tbs. grated parmesan (roughly 1/2 a cup)
- Sprig parsley
- Sprig thyme
- Sprig coriander
- Sprig rosemary
- 2 tablespoons English mustard (dijon)
- splash of olive oil
Preparing the Lamb:
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It should actually be 392 degrees, but don’t worry about getting that technical unless you have a digital oven.
Place lamb on cutting board fat side up. Lightly score the fat layer with a sharp knife. Next, generously sprinkle the lamb with salt and pepper. Mop up the excess seasoning with the rack of lamb, ensuring it’s thoroughly coated.
Heat some olive oil in an oven safe pan. Seal the lamb by holding each side in the oil long enough to develop color (careful not to burn your hands). Gordon Ramsay says, “it’s simple mathematics, no color, equals no taste”. Quite simple indeed! Make sure you brown that lamb.
Transfer the pan with the lamb into the oven and bake for 7-8 minutes. Prepare the crust while the lamb is cooking.
Preparing the Crust:
Place all of the ingredients for the crust except the mustard into a blender and pulse several times until it looks nice and green. Make sure you don’t over do it with the olive oil, just a splash.
Pour the mixture into a deep dish (bowl or plate) and set aside.
Putting it All Together:
Remove the lamb from the oven and brush generously with mustard. Dip the lamb into the crust mixture coating it completely. Dip several times to ensure an even coating. Allow meat to rest for a bit.
Place it back into the oven for 3-4 minutes when you’re ready to serve.