Lamb is one of my favorite recipes. Different cuisines have different ways of cooking the little guys but then the taste and ingredients have similarity. I love to marinate the ribs for about 3 hrs and then pan seat them and for the final touch oven bake for 20 mins. And yes, medium rare, it is. 

What do we need?

For the ribs

  1. 1 Lamb rack with 4 ribs.
  2. 8-10 basil leaves- very finely chopped
  3. 2-3 mint leaves- very finely chopped
  4. Salt to taste
  5. 1 tsp black pepper powder
  6. 2 tsp lemon juice
  7. 4 tblsp olive oil- 1 for marinate mix and 3 for frying.

For the sauce

  1. 1 cup plain yogurt
  2. 5-6 mint leaves
  3. 2 tbsp sugar
  4. Salt to taste
  5. 1 tbsp rock salt.

Let’s get cooking

Lamb rack

  1. Wash and pat dry the lamb rack. 
  2. In a bowl mix the basil leaves, mint leaves, salt, pepper, lemon juice  and olive oil. This become your marinate mix
  3. Marinate the lamb rack with the marinate mix and put in a air tight Bag in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. You could marinate for longer too. 
  4. Before you get cooking make sure the rib are at room temperature, otherwise it will cook unevenly.
  5. Once you are ready to pan sear the ribs, pre- heat oven at 350F. 
  6. Remove excess marinate from the rib and in a pan heat oil. In hot oil put the ribs in fat side bottom.
  7. When the fat side turns golden brown, turn it over and let it sit on the pan for another 5 minutes
  8. Now it’s time for the ribs to go in the oven and cook until the temperature of the lamb is 145F for a medium rare finish

Yogurt sauce

  1. lamb racks go well with yogurt dips
  2. Purée the mint leaves in a mixer
  3. In a bowl, mix the yogurt, salt, sugar, rock salt and the mint purée. 

Your sauce is ready, the lamb rack is ready. What are you waiting for? Just dig in.