Roasted Rack of Lamb with Mint and Parsley Chimichurri

30 minutesServes 4
Roasted Rack of Lamb with Mint and Parsley Chimichurri

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp + ⅓ c extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 rack of lamb, trimmed of excess fat
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ c packed fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
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Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large oven safe skillet over medium high. Season each side of lamb liberally with salt and pepper. Place lamb (meaty side-down) in skillet and sear until browned, about 3 minutes, then flip. Transfer skillet to oven and roast until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of lamb reads 135°F for medium rare, about 25-30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine garlic, mint, parsley and vinegar in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and stir in remaining 1/3 c of olive oil. Let sit for 30 minutes before serving.

To serve, slice lamb between bones and arrange on platter and spoon chimichurri overtop.

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