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Grilled Rack Of Lamb with a Mixed Herb Pesto

Grilled Rack Of Lamb with a Mixed Herb Pesto

Grilling is the perfect way to go with racks of lamb! Marinate these babies overnight for the best flavor and then fire up the grill and have a feast on the table in no time.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes plus marinating time
  • Yield: 4 to 6



  • Combine olive oil, garlic, rosemary, 2 teaspoons salt, lemon zest, and pepper in a small bowl. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag and add racks of lamb, turning them until evenly coated with marinade. Refrigerate, turning occasionally, for at least 4 hours and up to overnight. Allow them to come to room temperature before grilling.

  • Preheat grill to medium. Remove lamb from marinade and lightly pat dry. Sprinkle racks on all sides with remaining teaspoon salt. Wrap a piece of aluminum foil tightly around exposed rib bones (this will prevent them from burning on the grill). Transfer racks to grill, turning occasionally, until a thermometer inserted into the center registers 135 to 140 degrees for medium-rare, 15 to 18 minutes. Set lamb aside to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

  • After lamb has rested, remove aluminum foil and discard. Cut ribs apart between the bones and serve drizzled with Mixed Herb Pesto alongside Grilled Smashed Potatoes with Feta.

  • Cook's Note: "Frenched" refers to a technique in which the meat is cut away from the end of a rib or chop so that part of the bone is exposed. If you are uncomfortable doing this yourself, have your butcher do it for you.


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