Ladies and Gentlemen—I have a very important announcement to make. If you want to impress someone in your life, invite them over to dinner, and cook them this Moroccan rack of lamb recipe. I have made this on several occasions for my “special guests” and they all have been impressed and dazzled.
Once you create the spice rub, the lamb takes about 20 – 25 minutes to cook depending on how well you like it. I recommend you put the lamb in the oven only when your guest arrives, as they may run late. You don’t want to be serving cold lamb. For this rack of lamb I used a Moroccan spice rub, as I was craving Middle Eastern flavors. The spices I used were, paprika, caraway seeds, cumin, cloves, saffron, ginger, turmeric, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. It’s a great way to use up all the spices you have in your pantry. Serve together with the couscous, mint, scallions and harissa paste recipe and the brussel sprouts with mustard seeds recipe
P.S You can buy the rack of lamb in the freezer section at Trader Joe’s—it’s my go to whenever I make this dish.
||rack of lamb about 1.5 to 2 pounds
||tablespoon mild paprika
||teaspoon ground cumin
||teaspoon ground ginger
||teaspoons ground coriander
||teaspoon ground turmeric
||teaspoon ground nutmeg
||teaspoon ground caraway seeds
||teaspoon ground cloves
||teaspoon cayenne pepper
||saffron threads, finely broken
||If you don't have all the spices, it's ok to skip one, the lamb will still taste amazing.
20 – 30 minutes
Mix all the spices and rub on lamb.
Place lamb in preheated oven at 350 degrees.
Cooking time is about 20-30 minutes depending on how you like it.
Let sit for ten minutes covered in aluminum foil before carving. I usually cut in two bone sections, as it’s meatier. If this is your first time cutting the lamb, don’t be shy, you really need to put muscle into it.
Main Course, Sauces| Rubs| Blends and Lamb
Cumin, Paprika, Cloves, Saffron, Ginger, Turmeric, Caraway Seeds, Coriander, Nutmeg and Mace and Cayenne Pepper
Other Ingredients Used