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Roasted Lamb Rack with Honey and Chili Sauce

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  • Serves

    4

Ingredients

  • 5 dried Pasilla chilies, seeded
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) honey
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 lamb racks, cleaned and trimmed
  • 2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • small pinch ground cumin
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a small bowl, soak dried Pasilla chilies in 1/4 cup (60 ml) of hot water for 20 minutes.
  3. Strain and reserve soaking liquid.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp (15 ml) of olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add garlic, rehydrated Pasilla chilies and reserved soaking liquid.
  6. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes, then transfer mixture to a food processor.
  7. Add honey, apple cider vinegar, and cumin to the food processor and blend until smooth.
  8. Transfer lamb racks to a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Pour marinate over the lamb to cover and transfer leftover marinade to a second bowl.
  10. Reserve for later use.
  11. Sprinkle oregano over the marinated lamb.
  12. Heat remaining olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  13. Place marinated lamb flesh-side down in the hot oil and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until lamb is lightly charred.
  14. Flip lamb and place skillet in the oven for 5-6 minutes to finish cooking.
  15. Remove lamb from the skillet and place on a cutting board to rest for 3-4 minutes.
  16. To serve, slice lamb between each bone and transfer to a serving platter.
  17. Combine reserved marinade with equal parts water in a medium saucepan.
  18. Bring marinade to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until thickened.
  19. Serve lamb with warm sauce.
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