Friday, May 20, 2011

Herb crusted Lamb Rack

What do you do when Grandma decides to take the older two kids for the night? You promptly update your Facebook status inviting ideas for a Romantic Dinner for two because its been so long you can't even remember what to do! With the food critics gone, I was excited about making something delicious for us that we could enjoy in peace. Sima J suggested a yummy rack of lamb...and it went from there.

Menu

Entree
New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels in a red Thai coconut cream curry, with crusty bread

Mains
New Zealand Lamb with a herb crust, over hassle back potato and balsamic and honey glazed carrots.

Dessert
Sara Lee Sticky Date pudding with whipped cream.

And because I know you desperately need to know how to make one of these bad boys next time you want to cook a romantic meal for your love...I'm gonna share the recipe! Beware though...rack of lamb is not cheap...so a nice once a year meal for us I think! But oh my! It tastes so good!


Herb Crusted rack of Lamb.
Ingredients:
Rack of Lamb (French trimmed)
Mustard
1 cup Bread crumbs
2-3 cloves garlic
Some Parsely
Some Rosemary
Salt and pepper

Method: For the crust. Blitz your bread crumbs garlic and herbs together until all crumbly. Add a little olive oil just to help bind it a little. Set aside on a plate.
Season lamb generously with salt and pepper, then sear on all sides to get some good colour, (because as Gordon says colour equals flavour!). Then smear mustard all over it. Place your crumbs on a plate then put your mustard covered lamb on top and coat it all over with the crumb mixture.
Place it in a preheated oven at 180 Celsius until cooked to your liking...best at medium rare which took about 10-15minutes. Serve with a nice red wine jus and veges. Bon appetite.
If you need to see how Gordon Ramsey does it...check out his You Tube Video

6 comments:

Rachel Kate said...

yum it looks super good! yay for a nite to yourselves

Arna said...

mmmmmm mmmmm, perhaps I'll just order Jacksta-B Masterchef extroadinaire for our next romantic night in.... (whenever that will be) lol ;-)

PaisleyJade said...

Oh yum!!!! Totally the things I want to do when we have less to feed oneday!

Sima J said...

That is JUST like we make it! Good choice! Carl usually cuts it into pieces and sears it before serving I think .. that's the good thing - I don't cook it! :-) EXTRA special dinner! Have to say though, the entree is pretty darn flash too! Can't say we do that .. not YET anyway! ;-)

Leonie said...

oh YUM!! that sounds so good!
hope you had a lovely romantic evening.

Clare H said...

This looks devine, my mouth is watering. We have less than three weeks until we are back in NZ so I will be making sure I have some yummy lamb fo' sure!! You are such a good cook Jackie!