October 29, 2019

Spiced Rack of American Lamb


Recipe by 

"A Brown Table"

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4 to 6

Spiced Rack of American Lamb on a platter with lemon wedges, onion and herbs


  • 2 pounds rack of American Lamb, fat trimmed and discarded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Lemon wedges to serve


In a bowl, combine oil, garam masala, mint and salt; massage this mixture over the lamb. Let it rest, covered, 30 minutes. 

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Once oil is hot, sear lamb until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes each side. Transfer lamb with a pair of tongs to a baking sheet or roasting pan; roast at 400°F 10 to 15 minutes, until lamb is cooked to desired degree of doneness. For a crispier crust, broil lamb 2 to 3 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. 

Remove lamb from oven; cover loosely with a foil tent for about 5 minutes. Drizzle with the pan juices; serve immediately.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

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Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.


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