Herbed Rack of Lamb

Here's a no-fuss yet elegant entrée special enough for company, and it's ready in less than an hour!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
rack of lamb (2 1/2 lb)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3
large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Spray rack in shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Place lamb on rack in pan.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Spread mixture over meaty side of lamb.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes for medium-rare (145°F), 30 to 35 minutes for medium (160°F). Cover loosely with foil; let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Slice between ribs to serve.

Expert Tips

A side dish of couscous and a Greek salad would be great served with this rack of lamb. For the salad, toss mixed greens, kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta cheese with a vinaigrette dressing.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.