Roasted and spiced rack of lamb

By Shahir Massoud
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Make this delicious meal in under 40 minutes! Roasted with mint, cinnamon, paprika, garlic powder and cumin, each bite delivers flavours beyond your dinner dreams. 

SERVES
2

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 lb rack of lamb
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, finely sliced, to garnish
  • Lemon juice, for serving

Directions

  1. Start by combining the salt, mint, cinnamon, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and cumin in a bowl to make a dry rub.
  2. Rub the mixture all over the rack of lamb to allow the spices to penetrate the meat (best to do this a few hours before cooking, even overnight).  When ready to cook, preheat your oven to 400°F and bring the lamb up to room temperature. 
  3. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat.  Sear on all sides for five minutes, turning as needed.
  4. Transfer the lamb to the oven to roast for 14 to 15 minutes per pound (for a rack this size, about 19 to 21 minutes). 
  5. Remove and allow the lamb to rest before slicing into the individual chops. Enjoy!

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