Recipe: pistachio-crusted rack of lamb

A classic Middle Eastern main course to share with your family

Recipe: pistachio-crusted rack of lamb

This traditional Middle Eastern dish is a top choice to cook at home and share with your family.

Spinneys has shared this lamb dish that you can whip together at home in your own kitchen – and you can enjoy even more knowing that you cooked it yourself.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes plus
10 minutes for resting
Serves: 6


• 2 French-trimmed 7-bone racks of lamb
• 90ml olive oil
• 4 cloves garlic, finely grated
• 300g shelled pistachios, finely chopped
• 20g spinneysFOOD Fresh Parsley,
• finely chopped
• 2 lemons, zested
• 160g breadcrumbs
• Harissa paste, for spreading


1 Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.

2 Rub the racks of lamb with the olive oil and season well.

3 Place a large cast-iron pan over a very high heat and sear the lamb, fat side down, for two to three minutes. Turn over, searing all sides.

4 In a medium-sized bowl, combine the garlic, chopped pistachios, parsley, lemon zest and breadcrumbs.

5 Generously brush each lamb rack with harissa paste, then cover with the pistachio crumb, patting it all over the top and sides.

6 Roast in the oven for 25 minutes or until the crumb is golden and crisp.

7 Remove from the oven and rest for ten minutes before serving.

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