Dove's Raspberry Balsamic has that traditional bitter tang, the one that comes with quality aged vinegar, but there’s a sweet aftertaste that comes with the raspberries that I just absolutely love! The marinade can be prepared in the evening the day before, the lamb can soak in it overnight, and then it can be tossed into the oven for 40 minutes the next day.
Raspberry Balsamic and Pecan Encrusted Rack of Lamb
- 2 Racks French-Cut Lamb, about 8 bones per rack
- 1/3 Cup Crushed Pecans
- 1/4 Cup Dove Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Dove Coratina Marcinaise Olive Oil (or any of the single varietal EVOO)
- 2 Teaspoons Fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- Trim the excess fat from the lamb. In a large plastic bag, mix together Dove Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar, Dove Coratina Marcinaie Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the rosemary. Add the racks of lamb and allow them to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Remove the lambs from the bag and rub them down with the salt and pepper. Then roll them in the crushed pecans. If they are having a hard time sticking, put some more of the marinade on them to give the pecans something to cling to. Place the racks of lamb in a roasting pan and cover the tips of the bones in tin foil so that they do not char while cooking.
- Cook for 20 minutes, then lower the heat to 400 and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the lamb has an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve immediately.
This recipe was submitted by Eva of Adventures of Cooking.