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Mint-Crusted Lamb

Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 45 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (8-rib) lamb rib roasts (1 1/2 pounds each), trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups French bread cubes
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup stone-ground mustard

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle lamb with salt and pepper. Cook lamb in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned.

  2. Process bread and next 5 ingredients in a food processor until coarsely ground. Brush mustard over lamb; press breadcrumb mixture over mustard. Place lamb on a lightly greased rack in a broiler pan.

  3. Bake at 400° for 40 to 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145°.

  4. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes or until thermometer registers 150° (medium-rare).