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Lamb Crown Roast

There are not many recipes that are quite the stunner like this Lamb Crown Roast. It is beautiful, intriguing and actually super easy to make.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 2 Racks of Lamb frenched
  • 1 Onion de-skinned

Herb Paste:

  • 3 tbsp of Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp of White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of Parsley
  • 2 tsp of Rosemary
  • 2 tsp of Oregano
  • 8 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tbsp of Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp of Pepper
  • 1 tsp of Cayenne
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp of Canola Oil

Lemon Parsley Yogurt:

  • ½ cup of Plain Yogurt
  • 2.5 tbsp of Parsley finely chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1.5 tsp of Sea Salt
  • 1.5 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp of Cayenne
  • 1 tsp of Cumin


  • Begin by laying one of your racks of lamb with the back of the bones facing your.
  • Find the groove at the knuckle of the bone where you would traditionally slice the rack into single cuts. Make a cut in between each bone at that groove going only ½ inch deep.
  • When the lamb is done being sliced, it should be able to bend easily because of the slices.
  • Repeat this for both racks of lamb and then set aside.
  • In a blender, mix together the ingredients for the herb paste.
  • Lather your racks of lamb in the herb paste thoroughly.
  • Next, let’s make the racks into a crown. Place the onion on the cutting boards or any other small round object. You don’t have to do this, but it will help keep form better.
  • Surround the object with the two racks of lamb so that the “sliced” side is facing outwards. Bring the racks of lamb next to each other so they are touching, and then tie them together using a trussing string. This can be done by tying the bones on top of the meat below.
  • Once it is ready, lather any excess herb paste onto the meat and place the crown into the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat your grill for indirect cooking at a medium-low temperature around 300F. Add some wood chips or chunks into the grill for additional smoke flavor.
  • Add your lamb crown onto the grill and cook indirectly for 1-1.5 hours until it reaches around 135F internal for medium rare.
  • While the lamb cooks, mix together the lemon parsley yogurt sauce.
  • When done, pull the lamb off and rest for 5 minutes. Slice, serve with the yogurt and enjoy!



Serving: 4g | Calories: 1036kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 91g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 38g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 2902mg | Potassium: 787mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 884IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 6mg