Marinated rack of lamb with herbs and lemon

Marinated rack of lamb with herbs and lemon
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Takes 10 minutes to make, 30 minutes to cook, plus overnight marinating

This classic rack of lamb recipe is made with herbs, garlic, chilli, lemon – an impressive dinner for two people.


  • 6-bone rack of lamb, French trimmed
  • 20g bunch of fresh flatleaf parsley
  • 30g fresh mint leaves
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig, leaves finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded
  • 50ml lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g Greek yogurt


  1. Cut the lamb rack into 2 portions of 3 cutlets each. Place in a shallow dish.
  2. Place the herbs, garlic, chilli, lemon juice, honey and oil in a food processor, season and blitz until smooth. Pour over the lamb, cover with cling film and marinate overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Heat a heavy-based frying pan until hot. Shake the excess marinade from the lamb, then sear the cutlets on all sides until golden. Transfer to a baking tray and cook in the oven for 15 minutes until cooked but still a little pink in the middle.
  4. Heat the remaining marinade in a small pan until boiling. Cool, then stir in the yogurt.
  5. Serve the lamb with the sauce and a salad.


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