September 8, 2020

Thai Basil & Lemongrass Rack of Lamb


Recipe by 

"Lindsey Eats"

Prep Time


Cook Time


Total Time

-- min



Thai flavored rack of lamb on a plate with thai basil and sauce



Lamb Ingredients:

  • 2 American Lamb Racks
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Thai seasoning sauce

For the sauce and herbs:

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced lemongrass
  • 1/4 cup rice powder (add additional for topping) (optional)
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3-4 shallots, (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Thai chili’s, (thinly sliced)
  • Large bundle cilantro
  • Large bundle Thai basil
  • Large bundle mint

For Serving:

  • Jaew dipping sauce
  • Sticky rice



Remove your rack of lamb and cut into chops; marinate with your soy sauce and seasoning sauce for 1-2 hours or even overnight.

In the meantime, prep your lamb sauce by slicing lemongrass, removing the stems from your herbs, slicing your shallots and juicing your lime. In a large bowl, mix all your ingredients.

Set aside 1/2 of your rice powder and all the herbs.

On a grill pan or BBQ grill, remove the lamb and sear on each side about 3-4 minutes on each side for medium rare. Remove.

Take your lamb sauce, add in your herbs and remaining rice powder when you’re ready to serve.

Spoon it over your grilled rack of lamb and serve with Jaew dipping sauce and sticky rice.

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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lamb rack chops on a plate
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