David Loftus
Recipe

Oregano and Orange Rack of Lamb with Caramelized Fingerling Potatoes

Prep: 15 mins
Total: 1 hr
Serves 8

Directions

  • 1Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Season lamb with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Sear lamb on both sides until deeply golden, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • 2Transfer racks to a rimmed baking sheet, fat side up. Toss potatoes with 2 tablespoons oil, and season with salt and pepper. Arrange potatoes around lamb.
  • 3Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the lamb reaches 130 degrees (medium-rare), 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer racks to a cutting board. Return potatoes to oven. Roast until tender, about 15 minutes more.
  • 4Combine remaining 1/2 cup oil, the parsley, shallot, vinegar, oregano, garlic, orange zest and juice, red-pepper flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spoon some sauce over lamb. Carve lamb into individual chops, slicing between ribs. Serve with potatoes and remaining sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 racks of lamb (8 ribs each), frenched
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 pounds fingerling potatoes
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest, plus 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes

Cook's Notes

Ask your butcher to french the racks (remove the meat and fat from the first few inches of bone) for a clean presentation.

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