Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club

Rack of Lamb with Garlic, Pimentón and Olive Oil

Watch T.J. Robinson create a savory meat dish that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Ingredients

  • 1 rack of lamb (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup fresh-pressed olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon pimentón (smoked paprika)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium slice rye bread, broken into pieces Preparation

Directions

Step 1

Heat the over to 450 degrees.  Trim the lamb of excess fat, but leave a layer of fat over the meat. Cut about halfway down the bones between the chops; this allows the meat between them to become crisp.

Step 2

Put the oil, garlic, and paprika and a sprinkle of salt and pepper in the food processor and purée; add the bread and pulse a few times to make rough crumbs. Rub this mixture over the meat side of the rack and sprinkle with more salt and pepper.

Step 3

Put it in a roasting pan and into the oven; roast 18 to 20 minutes. Insert an instant-read thermometer straight in from one end into the meatiest part. If it reads 125 degrees or more, remove the lamb immediately. If it reads less, put the lamb back for 5 minutes, no more. Remove and let sit for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Serve, separating the ribs by cutting down straight through them.

Yield: 4 Servings

Time: 30 Minutes

Recipe Courtesy of Mark Bittman and NYT Cooking