Delicious Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Reduction

Delicious Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Reduction

This exquisite and savory dish is perfect for special occasions and fancy dinner parties. The herb-crusted rack of lamb is tender and flavorful, enhanced by a rich and elegant red wine reduction sauce. This combination creates a delightful harmony of tastes that is sure to impress your guests.


For the Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb:
– 1 rack of lamb (8 ribs), frenched
– 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
– 2 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
– 4 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
– 2 tbsp olive oil

For the Red Wine Reduction:
– 1 cup red wine (such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot)
– 1 cup beef or veal stock
– 1 small shallot, finely chopped
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
– 2 tbsp unsalted butter
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Prepare the Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb:
1.1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
1.2. In a small bowl, combine the chopped rosemary, thyme, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
1.3. Rub the olive oil over the rack of lamb, coating it evenly.
1.4. Spread the herb mixture over the meat side of the rack, pressing it gently so it adheres well.
1.5. Place the rack of lamb on a roasting pan, bone side down.
1.6. Roast in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes for medium-rare, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C). Adjust the time according to your preferred doneness.
1.7. Remove the rack of lamb from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

2. Prepare the Red Wine Reduction:
2.1. In a medium saucepan, heat a small amount of oil over medium heat.
2.2. Add the chopped shallot and garlic, cooking until they become soft and translucent.
2.3. Pour in the red wine and bring to a boil. Allow it to reduce by half, about 10 minutes.
2.4. Add the beef or veal stock and fresh thyme leaves, continuing to cook until the mixture reduces by half again, about 15 minutes.
2.5. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the butter until melted and the sauce is smooth.
2.6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Serving:
3.1. Slice the rack of lamb into individual chops.
3.2. Plate the lamb chops with your desired side dishes (e.g., roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes).
3.3. Drizzle the red wine reduction sauce over the lamb chops and serve immediately.

This delightful herb-crusted rack of lamb with a red wine reduction is sure to be a standout at any meal, offering a blend of succulent flavors and gourmet presentation. Enjoy!