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Garlic Herb Lamb Crown
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins

Garlic Herb Lamb Crown is a whole meal, all in one dish!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Herb Lamb Crown
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 692 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 2 Racks of Lamb frenched
  • ½ White Onion
Garlic Herb Paste:
  • ¼ cup Fresh Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1.5 tsp Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Fresh Thyme
  • 6-8 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 medium Lemons juiced
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt to taste
Mint Chili Vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Mint Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 8-10 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Red Chile thinly sliced
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Mashed Potatoes or Rice
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Lemon Wedges
  1. Add all the ingredients for the Garlic Herb Paste to a food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside until ready to use. Add all the ingredients for the Mint Chili Vinaigrette (except for the sliced red chile) to a clean food processor and blend until well integrated. When the vinaigrette is done, pour all into a bowl or mason jar then add your sliced red chiles. Mix together and let sit until ready to serve.
  2. Lay 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.
  3. Next, lather your racks of lamb in the garlic herb paste thoroughly. Next, let’s make the racks into a crown. Place the half cut onion on the cutting boards or any other small round object. (You don’t have to do this, but it will help keep its shape 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.
  4. Preheat your grill for indirect cooking at a medium temperature around 325F. Add some wood chips or chunks into the grill for additional smoke flavor.
  5. Add your lamb crown onto the grill and cook indirectly for 1.5 hours until it reaches around 135F internal for medium rare. About 15 minutes before the lamb crown is done, pull it off and place it into a cast iron skillet. Add to the middle of the crown your cooked mashed potatoes or rice. Grate some parmesan cheese over the top and get the heat of your smoker to 400F. Let crisp quickly, then pull the skillet with the crown out to rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Right before serving, drizzle the Mint Chili Vinaigrette over the top, garnish with chopped parsley and add some lemon wedges on the side. Slice, serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Herb Lamb Crown
Amount Per Serving
Calories 692 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Fat 62g95%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 27g
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 153mg7%
Potassium 467mg13%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 382IU8%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.