Glazed Rack of Lamb

Pique your senses with this rack of lamb coated with cherry preserves, thyme, port, and sea salt.

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Recipe: Glazed Rack of Lamb

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Ingredients

1½ c. cherry preserves
¾ c. ruby port
1 clove garlic
4 sprig fresh thyme
1 tbsp. chopped thyme leaves
2 rack lamb
salt
pepper

Details

Time:
50 minutes

Serves:
8

Rating:



Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil and set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring cherry preserves, port, garlic, and thyme sprigs to a boil. Let boil for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from heat. Reserve one-third sauce for basting and set aside remaining for serving.
  2. In a small bowl, combine chopped thyme, 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, and 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, and rub over lamb. Set racks upright in prepared pan by propping them against each other, with meaty sides facing out and bones crisscrossing. Roast lamb for 15 minutes. Continue to roast lamb, basting with reserved cherry-port sauce every 5 minutes, until meat reaches desired doneness — an additional 10 minutes for rare, 15 for medium-rare, 20 for medium. Allow lamb to rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Carve between ribs and serve with reserved sauce.