Garlic-Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb

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• Serves 5 - 8

• Cooking time 1h 30 mins

• Preparation 10 mins 

Ingredients

1 head of garlic, cloves peeled
1/4 cup rosemary leaves
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 racks of lamb, frenched (2 pounds each)
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:

In a mini food processor, combine the garlic, rosemary and olive oil and process until the garlic is finely chopped.

Season the lamb racks with salt and pepper and rub the garlic-rosemary oil all over them. Set the racks fat side up on a large rimmed baking sheet and let stand for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 450°. Roast the lamb in the upper third of the oven for 15 minutes. Turn the racks and roast for 10 minutes longer for medium-rare meat. Transfer the racks to a carving board, stand them upright and let rest for 10 minutes.

Carve the racks in between the rib bones and transfer to plates. Serve right away.

SERVE WITH a Mushroom risotto.