Crown your holiday table with this elegant yet simple recipe sure to impress everyone, even the family curmudgeon. Fresh herbs - rosemary, oregano and thyme - gently flavor this centerpiece dish. Be sure to order your crown ahead of time, since they are usually prepared to order.
Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Market.
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
2 tablespoons thyme, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly cracked pepper
1 crown roast of lamb, (which are two 8-rib racks of lamb tied together)
1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
2. Combine the olive oil, rosemary, oregano, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir to blend.
3. Place the crown roast of lamb in a roasting pan. Rub the lamb all over with the herb rub. Cover the bone ends loosely with a sheet of aluminum foil.
4. Roast the lamb until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the lamb without touching the bone registers 130° to 135° for medium-rare, about 25 minutes; or 135° to 140° for medium, about 35 minutes.
5. Transfer the lamb to a serving platter and allow it to rest for 5 to 8 minutes. The temperature will continue to rise as it rests. Remove the foil and string. Cut the lamb between the ribs into chops and serve.
(Based on individual servings)
530 calories (400 from fat)
45g total fat
17g saturated fat
2g total carbohydrate
0g dietary fiber
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