Share a Rack

In the gym and at home or not. . .

Rack of lamb is one of my Friday night favorites. By the end of the week I am ready for some R & R along with a special meal. I usually prefer to eat at home rather than go out but I want something that doesn’t take a lot of time yet still scratches that gastronomical itch.

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1-2 free range racks of lamb*
for each rack of lamb use:

3 tbs raw gf butter
1 clove finely minced fresh garlic
2-3 tsp. fresh rosemary (dry may be substituted; use ½ the amount of fresh)
1 tbs raw honey
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

In the morning before going to work or up to 2 hours before cooking; in a small bowl place the butter and let it soften and stir in the garlic, fresh chopped rosemary, raw honey and sea salt and pepper to taste. Rub all over the rack of lamb, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Let stand at room temperature at least 1 hour prior to cooking.

Heat a cast iron skillet over med to med high heat for a few minutes. Place the buttered rack of lamb in the hot skillet and sear on both sides and bottom until nicely browned. Place in a preheated 350 oven and cook for 15 – 20 min. I like mine on the rare side so I always check at 15 so I don’t overcook it.

*If you buy a conventional lamb you will find they take a little more time to cook as they are bigger and contain more fat than their pastured counter part which cooks quicker.

Serves 2 normal people, or 1 Power Athlete!
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This was served with summer squash sauteed in duck fat with fresh garlic and tomatoes, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

 

Paula

Founder at Paula Lean
BS, NSCA CSCS, CPT
Level 1 CrossFit Instructor
CrossFit Kids certified
CrossFit Football certified

Paula has been personally and professionally involved in the fitness industry for over 17 years. Her competitive background includes obstacle course and fitness competitions. At 53 years young she believes fitness fuels your health and mental well being. It keeps you young and ages you gracefully as well as preventing the onset of age related diseases caused by a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutritional habits.

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4 Responses to Share a Rack

  1. Get in my face hole!!!

  2. MMMM Looks awesome. I love Lamb! Gonna give this a try.

  3. Love your recipes, Paula.

    How does the cast iron perform on the electric stove? I’m about to move to a new place and leave my awesome gas range behind.

  4. Thank you Andrew! I wish I had a gas range–I’ve been stuck with electric for years. The cast iron performs great but it will scratch that senseless glass top. You can minimize that by lifting it up rather than sliding it.

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