Rack of Lamb in Parsley Crust Recipe

PREP: 15 mins COOK: 30 mins Add to My Favourites

This tasty rack of lamb in parsley crust is easy to prepare and only takes 30 minutes to cook. Try it for a special dinner on the weekend. Get roasting!

30 Ratings


Serves 4

  • 2 x 6 bone lamb racks (2 x 400 g)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoon fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Small bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon herbes de Provence


Step 1

Take the lamb out of the fridge at least 30 minutes in advance. Season. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the racks, fat-side down and sear quickly on both sides until lightly browned. Leave until cool enough to handle.

Step 3

Meanwhile, mix the breadcrumbs with the garlic and parsley. Mix the mustard with the herbes de Provence.

Step 4

Smear the racks of lamb with the mustard mixture then press the breadcrumbs on firmly so that the meat is entirely covered. 

Step 5

Roast for 30-40 minutes, to suit your preference. Cover the dish with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice the racks between the bones and serve immediately.


You can replace the parsley (all or part) with a choice of other fresh herbs: tarragon, basil, chives or sage.


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