This dish is sure to impress your dinner guests, but the best part? They’ll never guess how simple it is to make! Tender, flavorful Australian lamb meets a pecan crust for a main entrée that tastes just as good as it looks.
2 racks of Australian lamb (8 chops to each rack)
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 C fresh parsley leaves, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
zest of 1 orange, finely grated
¾ C pecan nuts, toasted and finely chopped
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Rub the lamb with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Position the racks in a roasting pan, meaty side up and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
While the lamb is cooking, combine the parsley, garlic, orange zest and pecan nuts in a bowl.
Remove the lamb racks from the oven and spread each rack on the meaty side with 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard. Divide the herb and nut mix equally between the racks and coat, gently pressing into the mustard.
Return to the oven and continue to cook for an additional 10 minutes or to desired doneness.