Spice-Crusted Rack of Lamb Recipe

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Spice-Crusted Rack of Lamb
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  1. Blend all spices to powder in grinder or mill. Transfer spice rub to small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add bones; saut&é until brown, about 10 minutes. Add celery, onion, garlic, ginger and bay leaves. Reduce heat to medium; saut&é until celery is tender, about 5 minutes. Mix in tomatoes and 2 tablespoons spice rub; stir 2 minutes. Add broth, wine and mint. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 1§ hours. Strain into medium saucepan, pressing hard on solids in sieve. Spoon fat off top of broth; reserve fat for use with lamb. Boil broth until reduced to 1§ cups, about 25 minutes. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. Brush each lamb rack with some of reserved lamb fat. Sprinkle each rack with salt and pepper; rub each with 1 tablespoon spice rub. Place on rimmed baking sheet. Let stand at room temperature 2 hours. (Sauce and lamb can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover separately; chill. Bring lamb to room temperature before continuing.) Preheat oven to 400°F Heat large skillet over high heat. Sear 1 lamb rack on all sides until brown, about 8 minutes. Return to baking sheet. Repeat with remaining lamb racks. Roast lamb until thermometer inserted into center registers 125°F for rare, about 25 minutes.
  4. Rewarm sauce. Cut lamb between bones into chops. Divide lamb among 6 plates. Spoon sauce over lamb.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 469.15 Kcal (1964 kJ)
Calories from fat 283.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.46g 48%
Cholesterol 86.11mg 29%
Sodium 622.5mg 26%
Potassium 380.99mg 8%
Total Carbs 10.35g 3%
Sugars 3.67g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3.55g 14%
Protein 28.93g 58%
Vitamin C 15.9mg 26%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 284.1mg 1578%
Calcium 70mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 73.63 Kcal (308 kJ)
Calories from fat 44.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.94g 48%
Cholesterol 13.51mg 29%
Sodium 97.69mg 26%
Potassium 59.79mg 8%
Total Carbs 1.63g 3%
Sugars 0.58g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.56g 14%
Protein 4.54g 58%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 26%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 16%
Iron 44.6mg 1578%
Calcium 11mg 7%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.3
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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