Orange ginger lamb rack
( SERVES 6 )
This is a delicious zesty, summery lamb rack that just zings with flavour and excites your tastebuds.
- Heat some oil in a frying pan until smoking hot, season the lamb racks with salt and pepper and sear on the pan to brown all sides. Put aside to cool. Heat the oven to 200 degrees celcius. Mix all ingredients together for the zesty crust - orange rind and juice, oil, garlic, ginger, thyme, mustard, and salt and pepper. Once the lamb is cool put the racks in a baking tray or roasting dish with high sides and cross the bones if you can. spread the topping thickly over the lamb and put in the oven to cook for 15-18mins until it is not too firm to touch and therefore rare - medium rare. If any of the topping comes off just scoop up from the tray and put on top.
- Leave the lamb to rest for 10mins and then cut into portions of 2-3 bones to serve. I like to have this beautiful meat with potato gratin which should be prepared beforehand and baked whilst preparing the lamb. On the side serve sliced tomato with feta and basil, doused in balsamic and topped with rock salt.