Rack of lamb with red wine sauce

    35 min

    This is an elegant roast lamb recipe with a red wine and herb sauce that's perfect to serve on a special occasion or to company. Serve the 2 lamb racks as a centrepiece or slice them into individual cutlets after the lamb has rested.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 four-bone racks of lamb
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 40g butter, divided
    • 300ml red wine
    • 5 sprigs fresh rosemary
    • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 4 tablespoons honey, or to taste
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Season lamb all over with sea salt and pepper.
    2. Heat oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat; add the lamb racks skin-side down and sear quickly on both sides. Transfer racks into a roasting tin and cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes; let lamb rest while you make the sauce.
    3. Place wine, rosemary and thyme in a pan; simmer until reduced by half. Remove herbs; whisk in remaining butter. Season to taste with honey, salt and pepper.

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