Lamb Rack with Cucumber Yogurt Recipe

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Lamb Rack with Cucumber Yogurt
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lamb rack (about 2 1/4 lb), frenched and tied
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 1 clove garlic , crushed but kept whole


  1. Cucumber Yogurt Line a colander with a quadruple layer of cheesecloth and pour the yogurt into the cheesecloth. suspend over a large bowl and refrigerate for 48 hours, allowing the moisture to drain from the yogurt.
  2. Peel and grate the cucumbers on a box grater. season with 1 teaspoon of salt and hang in a quadruple layer of cheese-cloth to drain excess moisture, about 1 hour. Measure 1 cup of the drained yogurt and reserve the rest for another use. Combine the cup of yogurt and the drained cucumbers in a medium bowl. stir in the lemon juice and olive oil. Grate the garlic on a Microplane grater into the mixture and fold in the chopped dill. Mix well and season with salt to taste.
  3. Roasted Lamb Rack Preheat the oven to 300°F. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. season the lamb rack generously with salt. place the rack in the skillet fat side down and sear over high heat until browned, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Turn and sear the bottom for 1 minute. Turn the rack back onto the fat side and add the butter, thyme, and garlic. Baste the rack with the butter for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the lamb rack fat side up to a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10 minutes. Turn the lamb rack over, baste with butter, and return to the oven for another 10 minutes. remove the lamb rack from the oven, turn it back over, and baste once more. roast in the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 130° to 135°F. Let the lamb rack rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. serve with the cucumber yogurt and heirloom tomatoes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 449.92 Kcal (1884 kJ)
Calories from fat 275.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.62g 47%
Cholesterol 93.68mg 31%
Sodium 106.5mg 4%
Potassium 272.15mg 6%
Total Carbs 6.12g 2%
Sugars 3.75g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1.03g 4%
Protein 32.98g 66%
Vitamin C 4.5mg 8%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 201.6mg 1120%
Calcium 116mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 97.32 Kcal (407 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.62g 47%
Cholesterol 20.26mg 31%
Sodium 23.04mg 4%
Potassium 58.87mg 6%
Total Carbs 1.32g 2%
Sugars 0.81g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.22g 4%
Protein 7.13g 66%
Vitamin C 1mg 8%
Iron 43.6mg 1120%
Calcium 25.1mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.3
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

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