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Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Racks

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I love lamb. Lamb racks baked in the oven with a crust of pistachios, garlic, chili, and parsley is about how good it can get.


  • 800-1000g Lamb Racks
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 100 g Pistachios, unsalted
  • 100 mL Parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp Chiliflakes (hot)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 50 g Butter
  • Salt



  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C
  2. Add pistachios, parsley, garlic, chiliflakes, lemon juice, butter and salt to a food processor.
  3. Process the mixture until a thick pesto like texture.
  4. Cut the lamb racks in portion sizes and season with salt and pepper
  5. Heat a skillet with the olive oil on high heat
  6. Place lamb in the skillet and cook, browning on all sides, 4-5 min
  7. Transfer lamb to a roasting pan
  8. Spread the mustard on the fatty side of the lamb
  9. Pat the pistachio paste on top of the mustard
  10. Bake the lamb racks in the oven until the crust is golden brown and the inside temperature of the lamb is 55-60 °C (15-20 min)
  11. Transfer to a serving plate and let the lamb rack rest 10 min before serving

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