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This is a rack of lamb dish with rosemary and mint demi-glace. Perfect for Valentine's Day! Buy a seven bone rack of lamb, and have the butcher trim the fat cap and in between the bones for you, and save these trimmings for roasting.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (7 bone) racks of lamb, trimmed, fat reserved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 120g celery tops
  • 250ml port wine
  • 250ml red wine
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 5 sprigs fresh mint
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 300g mint apple jelly
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint

MethodPrep:30min ›Cook:8hr30min ›Ready in:9hr

  1. To Make Demi-Glace: Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat, and add trimmings from lamb. Season with salt and pepper. Brown the fat, reduce heat, and add 4 cloves minced garlic, onion, carrots, celery leaves, port, red wine and chicken stock. Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker, and simmer on Low 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Strain the slow cooker mixture into a saucepan over medium-low heat. Mix in the mint, rosemary and mint jelly, and simmer, adding more port, wine or stock as needed, until mixture leaves a syrup-like coating on the back of a spoon. Strain once more, and keep warm while lamb roasts.
  3. To Roast Lamb: Place a cast iron or oven-proof frying pan in the oven, and preheat to 230 C / Gas mark 8. Rub lamb with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Coat with breadcrumbs.
  4. Carefully remove the heated frying pan from the oven, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in the pan, and sear lamb on both sides. Return the pan with the lamb to the preheated oven, and continue cooking 5 to 10 minutes, to an internal temperature of 65 degrees C.
  5. Pour a small amount of the demi-glace on platter and arrange lamb criss-crossed. Drizzle with more demi-glace, and garnish with fresh mint to serve.

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We thought this was wonderful! The demi-glace sauce is to die for. I now make it anytime I roast a whole leg to acompany it as it is perfect with the lamb. Two racks of lamb is a bit much for two people unless you are really hungry. Could easily serve 3-maybe 4 people with this recipe but it was wonderful!-10 Nov 2005


I browned it in skillet and then put in oven to bake. Then added sauce on top after baking and slicing. Don't know if it's necessary to brown in skillet first, I think not. It was good, expensive, worth it every once in a while.-16 Apr 2003

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  • 3-4 lb of lamb breast meat
  • ½ cups of oil
  • 1 ½ tsp of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp of cumin and cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of paprika and chili flakes
  • ½ cups of vinegar
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • ½ tsp of chopped fresh basil leaves
  • ½ tsp of lemon juice and honey

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Take a medium-sized mixing bowl and add lemon juice, vinegar, chopped basil leaves, and chili flakes. Then mix the ingredients by stirring for a couple of minutes to prepare a spicy seasoning. Then add in the paprika, salt, and pepper to bring a savory taste in the seasoning and mix properly.

Take the lamb breast pieces and wash them properly to peel off any unwanted skins on the meat. Then dry the meat pieces with a paper towel and then place them on a mixing pan. Marinate these lamb meats with the prepared spicy seasoning.

Pour over the vinegar and oil on the meats to get an oily any savory outer crust. Then sprinkle coriander and cumin on the meat pieces to enhance the savory flavor. Give a perfect hand mix on the lamb meats so that all the marinated seasonings get perfectly coated on the meats.

Then put the meats on a greased baking pan and cover the pan with aluminum foil. Then place it in a preheated oven under 350-degrees for 1 hour. Then take out the meat when it gets brownish and tender texture.

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  • 1 knob ginger, grated
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  2. Add coriander, turmeric and garam masala and stir for about 3-4 mins.
  3. Add lamb and potato and stir well, then add tomato paste.
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