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Tandoori Rack of Lamb

Scrumptious spiced up tender lamb! Rack of lamb is very easy to cook – I first tried it with a French parsley herb crust, and later experimented with Indian spices – I now prefer the tandoori version.

Makes 4 Preparation time 10 mins Cooking time 30 mins Cost per portion £5.50

1. Mix the butter with the tandoori masala powder, chilli powder, garlic and salt. (It’s best if the butter is softened first before mixing this – so keep the butter out of the fridge for 30 minutes or so prior to starting).
2. Cover the lamb with the butter and spice paste (in a baking dish) and put it all back into the fridge for a few hours before cooking (this step isn’t essential).
3. Pre – heat the oven to 180˚C and cook the lamb for about 30 minutes in the centre of the oven, (turning it halfway). It should still be pink in the middle when it is cooked – if you prefer it  cooked ‘medium’ it will need another  5 minutes and another 10 minutes for  ‘well done’.
4. Leave the lamb to rest for 5 minutes before carving it.

2 trimmed racks of lamb (about 700g or 16 pieces)
50g unsalted butter (about 3 tablespoons)
4 teaspoons tandoori masala powder (available from most Indian shops)
¼ – ½ teaspoon chilli powder
¼ teaspoon salt
8 cloves garlic (crushed)

Additional Information
This is an incredibly easy recipe, but never fails to impress!

Naan, kachumber and raita are good accompaniments – the coolness of the yogurt and cucumber gives a nice contrast to the spiciness of the lamb.

As with all cooking the final product is only as good as the ingredients that go into it, but this is even more important when cooking meat, so try and buy the best quality and freshest lamb possible for this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition per 100g per portion RDA women RDA men RDA child
Energy 304 kcal 427 kcal 21% 17% 24%
Protein 16 g 23 g 50% 41% 94%
Fat 26 g 36 g 52% 38% 52%
Polyunsaturates* 1.1 g 1.5 g
Mono Unsaturates* 7.9 g 11 g
Saturated Fat* 13 g 18 g 92% 61% 92%
Total Sugars* 0.1 g 0.2 g 0% 0% 0%
Carbohydrate 1.7 g 2.3 g 1% 1% 1%

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet for an average adult.
Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Allergens: Milk,

Cost per recipe:£6.00
Cost per portion:£1.50

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