Glazed Rack of Lamb with Shallot Gravy and Baby Potatoes
Table settings, candlelight, a glass of something delicious and a plate of something impressive, all ready in under an hour. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, the dreary midpoint of winter is the perfect time to remind yourself of the pleasures of a great meal.
- 600 g baby potatoes , cut in half
- 1 rack of lamb , about 8 ribs, at room temperature
- 2 tbsp mango chutney
- 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 3 large shallots , finely chopped
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup red wine
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Toss potatoes with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1/8 tsp salt. Roast 10 min, then push potatoes to one side and put a small rack on other side of baking sheet. Place lamb, fat-side up, on rack. Stir chutney with hoisin. Spread over lamb and roast (alongside potatoes) in top third of oven until a thermometer inserted into centre of meat reads 140F for medium-rare, 20 to 30 min. Let lamb rest at least 5 min before slicing.
- Melt 1 tbsp butter in a wide saucepan over medium. Add shallots. Stir until soft, 2 min. Add 2 tbsp each tomato paste and Worcestershire and 1 cup red wine. Bring to a simmer. Cook 10 min. Drizzle over lamb and sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition (per serving)
- 31 g,
- 74 g,
- 22 g,
- 7 g,
- 814 mg.
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