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Rack of Lamb with Argentinian Chimichurri

Rack of Lamb w chimichurri

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Italian parsley
  • 4 cloves coarsely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp shallot, chopped
  • 3/4 cup good quality olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Directions

  • Step 1

    Combine all ingredients, except the oil, in a food processor, pulsing four or five times.

  • Step 2

    Add the olive oil while the machine is running, over a period of five seconds. Stop the machine, and taste the chimichurri for acidity. If the flavor is too sharp, add a bit more oil. If the flavor is too mild, add a bit more vinegar or lemon juice.

  • Step 3

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Rub lamb with kosher salt, black pepper, and rosemary-infused olive oil.

  • Step 4

    In a sauté pan, quickly sear the racks on both sides, then place in preheated oven, fat cap up, for 17 minutes. Check for doneness (if using a meat thermometer, 120 degrees indicates rare to medium rare).

  • Step 5

    Remove lamb from oven and cool completely before carving into single bone chops.

  • Step 6

    Serve over the lamb, or as a condiment on the side. The color of this Argentinean sauce will fade over a few days, but the flavor only improves.

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