Roast Rack of Lamb with Fig Port Wine Sauce

Roast Rack of Lamb with Fig Port Wine Sauce

April 27th, 2018

Roast Rack of Lamb with Fig Port Wine Sauce

Ingredients

For the Lamb
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 fresh thyme sprigs
2 (1 ¾ - 2 pound) racks of lamb, Frenched

For the Sauce
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
¹⁄³ cup chopped shallots
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ cup low sodium chicken broth
1 sprig fresh thyme
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup ruby port
12 dried black mission figs, quartered lengthwise
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ teaspoon salt

Directions
Preheat the oven to 450°F.

For the lamb: combine the oil, rosemary, garlic, mustard, and thyme in a small bowl. Rub the mixture over the entire surface of the lamb. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Just before roasting, season the lamb with salt and pepper. Place one rack with the bones facing up and the meaty part of the chop facing outward in the pan. Lean the second rack on the first, again facing the meatiest part of the chop outward. Alternate the bones from each rack to interlace them. Roast 25-26 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted through the center of the meat registers 125-130°F for medium rare. Let the racks rest 5-10 minutes before cutting into chops. (The temperature of the meat will increase by another 5 degrees or so.)

Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook 1 minute. Pour in the vinegar, bring to a boil and cook until the mixture looks like wet sand, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and thyme, return to a boil and cook until reduced by about half, about 3 minutes. Stir in the port, figs, and sugar; return to a boil and cook until slightly thickened and figs have plumped, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the butter and salt, stirring until melted. Serve over lamb.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 (1 ¾ - 2 pound) racks of lamb, Frenched
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¹⁄³ cup chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup ruby port
  • 12 dried black mission figs, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
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