A Nice Rack

This is probably one of the simplest most delicious dinner ideas that I’ve come across and has become a favorite dinner in my home as of late. Trader Joe's carries a fresh New Zealand rack of lamb that is the perfect dinner for two.

I am of the mind to only season meat with some extra virgin olive oil and then pat it down good with some kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. When cooked properly there is nothing better

I like to start the cooking with a smoking hot sauté pan that is oven safe. Set the oven to 425° and let it heat up before you get everything going. Then when the pan is ready, set the rack of lamb fat side down. Just let it sit until it gets a good sear, probably for 2-3 minutes at most. Then turn it over and put the pan into the oven to finish off. After approximately 12-15 minutes take it out, put onto a carving board and let it rest for another 10 minutes or so.

After it has rested you will have the most tender, beautifully crusted exterior with a lovely blush pink interior, I like to serve this with some simply roasted vegetables, crusty bread and a nice glass of red wine.  It's the perfect dinner.

 

Enjoy!

Shannon