This recipe for Grilled Rack of American Lamb with Dijon-Balsamic Glaze is a delicious option for your Easter celebration. Made with succulent lamb that’s glazed with spicy Dijon that adds just the right touch of spice and heat to the dish. Recipe and image courtesy of the American Lamb Board. —Editor
- 1 rack American Lamb
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- To tate freshly ground black pepper
- To taste salt
Toasted Bread Crumb Dip
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
- Salt, to taste
Prepare the lamb
- 1 Bring the rack to room temperature (at least 30 minutes out of the refrigerator) before grilling. Trim some of the fat cap off the rack, leaving about 1/4 inch of fat on the rack.
For the Dijon-Balsamic Glaze
- 1 In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add wine, mustard, vinegar, honey, pepper and salt. Whisk to combine; bring to a boil. Lower heat and reduce by half. Cool slightly; brush liberally on the lamb rack. (If there is left over, brush on the rack as it cooks.)
For the Toasted Bread Crumb Dip
- 1 In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add oil and bread crumbs. Stir, toasting until the bread crumbs brown. Season to taste with salt.
- 2 Preheat grill to medium-high. Grill the rack over medium-high heat, fat-side down. Once browned, flip the rack over and move to a cooler part of the grill. Grill to medium-rare (remove from heat when thermometer registers between 130°F and 135°F, or to desired doneness). Allow rack to rest, lightly covered, for at least 10 minutes before serving.