Pistachio-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Mouth-watering and super easy to prepare, this lamb showstopper is sure to get your guests' tastebuds tingling
Pistachio-Crusted Rack of Lamb
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Pistachio-Crusted Rack of Lamb
May 28, 2019
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 25 minutes (plus 10 minutes for resting)
Serves 6

PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton


2 French-trimmed 7-bone racks of lamb
90ml olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely grated
300g shelled pistachios, finely chopped
20g spinneysFOOD Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
2 lemons, zested
160g breadcrumbs
Harissa paste, for spreading


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4

  • 2

    Rub the racks of lamb with the olive oil and season well

  • 3

    Place a large cast-iron pan over a very high heat and sear the lamb, fat side down, for 2-3 minutes. Turn over, searing all sides

  • 4

    In a medium-sized bowl, combine the garlic, chopped pistachios, parsley, lemon zest and breadcrumbs

  • 5

    Generously brush each lamb rack with harissa paste, then cover with the pistachio crumb, patting it all over the top and sides

  • 6

    Roast in the oven for 25 minutes or until the crumb is golden and crisp

  • 7

    Remove from the oven and rest for 10 minutes before serving


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