ROASTED RACK OF LAMB WITH PECAN AND CILANTRO CRUST

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecans, toasted
  • 12 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 8 racks of lamb, trimmed

Directions

  • Toast the pecans in a preheated 350 degrees F. oven until brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Let cool. In a bowl of a food processor, place the garlic and pecans. Pulse until it becomes a paste. Add the cilantro, lemon juice, Parmesan and olive oil and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Cover the exposed lamb bones with foil to avoid their becoming charred. Place the lamb on a rack in a large roasting pan. Press the paste onto the meat and roast for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes before carving. Using a long knife, carve the lamb by cutting between the bones. Allow 2 to 3 chops per serving.

Notes

Categories: Lamb/Sheep 

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