Rack of Lamb

Easy and Delicious Rack of Lamb Dish


by Eat Little Bird recipe developer and blogger Tahn

(follow her along for more amazing meals at her website https://eatlittlebird.com)


A quick and easy marinade for Roast Lamb Racks with Lemon and Garlic which takes just a few minutes, perfect for busy weeknights and entertaining. The lamb is first cooked on the stove and finished off in the oven for perfectly cooked and tender meat.

Prep Time: 35 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Serves 3-4


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 small lamb racks (approx 350g or 12 oz each)
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil (extra)


  • In a small bow, mix together the oil, salt, pepper, lemon and garlic.
  • Place the racks of lamb into a large ziplock freezer bag.
  • Pour the marinade into the bag, seal the bag, and make sure that the racks of lamb are well coated in the marinade.
  • Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes, but overnight in the fridge is best. If your kitchen is quite cool, I would simply leave the bag on the kitchen counter to marinate. Otherwise, place it in the fridge.
  • Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
  • Let the meat come to room temperature before cooking.
  • Heat the extra oil in a large oven-proof saucepan which will fit both racks of lamb comfortably.
  • On a medium-high heat, sear the racks of lamb on each side until they are nicely browned.
  • Once both sides of the racks of lamb have been seared, quickly position them on the saucepan so that the bones are standing upwards.
  • Place the saucepan into the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, depending on how well-cooked you like your meat. I test for doneness by prodding the meat gently, but a more accurate way of testing is to use a meat thermometer. Please see Notes below for temperatures.
  • Allow the lamb to rest for about 10 minutes before carving.


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