Roasted Rack of American Lamb and Watercress Salad

Roasted Rack of American Lamb and Watercress Salad



1/2 Cedar Springs or Shepherd’s Pride lamb rack (8-bone rack)
1/4 cup coarse salt
1/4 cup red chili powder
1/4 cup coarse pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup olive oil, divided
2 bunches watercress
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste


In a bowl, mix salt, chili powder, pepper, rosemary, cilantro and half the olive oil to make a paste. Pack the paste all around the rack of lamb. Heat the other 1/4 cup olive oil in a heavy skillet on medium heat. Place rack in skillet; sear for 2 minutes on each side. Place skillet in the oven with lamb fat side up; bake at 350°F for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove rack from oven, let rest for 5 minutes.


Clean watercress; mix with lime juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Slice rack into individual chops. Serve 2 chops per serving with the salad.



Nutrition per serving: 564 calories, 30 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, 47 g total fat (77% calories from fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 866 mg sodium,9.59x mg niacin,
0.16 mg vitamin B6, 3.16 mcg vitamin B12, 3 mg iron, 5 mg zinc

Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board

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