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Romantic Dinner: Easy Herbed Rack of Lamb

Feb 08, 2016
Alison Lewis

Impress your valentine with a candlelit romantic dinner with a stunning main course: herbed rack of lamb. This recipe cannot be easier. Instead of spending all day in the kitchen, marinate the lamb in a simple fresh herb rub with olive oil and garlic in a Ziploc® Brand Marinade Bag the night before. After baking, serve the tender lamb with wild rice, sautéed vegetables and a tossed salad for the ultimate Valentine’s Day dinner. If you have leftovers (unlikely!), serve warm or at room temperature as an appetizer.

Romantic Dinner: Easy Herbed Rack of Lamb 

Easy Herbed Rack of Lamb

Marinate time: 4 hours
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Stand time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


1-1/2-pound rack of lamb
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil


Place the lamb in a large Ziploc® Brand Marinade Bag. Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat the meat, ensuring that it’s well covered. Allow to marinate in the fridge for at least four hours, preferably overnight. Remove lamb from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking.

Preheat oven to 450° F. Place the lamb rack bone side down (fat side up) in a greased baking dish, wrapping exposed ribs in foil so they will not get burned. Bake for 10 minutes.

Lower oven temperature to 300° F and cook for 10 to 15 more minutes, until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reaches 135° F (medium rare) or until it is cooked through to your desired degree of doneness.

Remove the lamb from the oven, cover with aluminum foil and let rest at least 10 minutes to allow juices to settle. Slice lamb chops and serve.

What dessert would pair well with this delicious roast?

Photo courtesy of Alison Lewis.

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