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Basil crusted lamb rack - Bright Green Crusted Lamb rack

Basil crusted lamb rack - Bright Green Crusted Lamb rack

Basil crusted lamb rack

Every cook or wannabe cook all have dreamed of cooking a lamb rack, not my words here Gordon Ramsey words. "It’s a chef’s dream " as he puts it.

To be frank it was also my first time cooking a lamb rack (already made lamb kebab using minced lamb though) and it turned out pretty good.

 So I inspired my self from a recipe of Gordon Ramsey but changed one component of the original dish, mainly I replaced parsley for basil for the green crust. Why basil? Because my wife got into gardening recently and she got a considerable batch of basile leaves from her plants, the best products are those you get fresh and free (almost)

Ingredient for basil crust lamb rack


Here is the list of what you will need.

  • Basil leaves
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • And of course a Lamb rack

Check the video and/or follow the recipe 

Preparing the crust mix

Lightly pulse ingredient for basile crust

Blend the basil leaves, bread crumbs, pepper and salt and dash of olive oil in a mixer or food processor until you get that bright green crumb we are looking for. Please make sure not to overdo it and not to transform the mixture in to a paste, we want the crumbs to crumble…Pulse lightly until everything is crumbly yet a little sticky.

Bright Green Basil Crust for lamb rack

Reserve it.

Preparing the Lamb Rack

  1. Score back of rack in crisscross pattern, using sharp knife. 
  2. Season with salt and pepperScored and seasoned lamb rack
  3. Heat a frying pan over high heat. Add the olive oil, garlic clove, sprig of thyme and the rack of lamb. Cook each side of the lamb for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.Color each side of the lamb rack untill golden brown
  4. Spread some Dijon mustard with a brush the rack will absorb the flavors it, will give more taste and help the crumbs stick to the rackLamb Rack coated with mustard
  5. Completely Coat the rack with the green crumbs, place on an oven trayLam rack coated with basil crusted (before cooking)
  6.  Put in the oven preheated to 190°C or 374°F, cook for 25mn or (preferred) until the internal temperature of the lamb at the thickest part reaches 55°C or 135°F for medium rare ( should you want your lamb rare 50°C)Frenched Lamb Rack with bright Green Basil Crust
  7. Let it rest 10mn before slicing and serving.

Now I know those chefs deserve ever penny they are charging us😂,  trying to make this plate presentable for this picture took me FOREVER 🥴, While they have to give a perfect plate every single time under time pressure.

Lamb Rack with Basil Crust




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