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Nutrition Facts

Calories 684
  Calories from Fat 381 (56%)
(66%)Total Fat 43g
(67%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
(65%)Cholesterol 194mg
(25%)Sodium 611mg
(22%)Potassium 784mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(122%)Protein 61g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Pecan Crusted Rack of Lamb with Rosemary Balsamic Sauce


  • 2 American lamb racks, frenched

  • 2 Tbs oil

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 3 Tbs coarse grain mustard

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs

  • 3/4 cup toasted and chopped pecans

  • 4 Tbs chopped fresh rosemary, divided

  • 4 oz semi-soft goat cheese, crumbled

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar

Lamb encrusted with toasted pecans makes for an impressive meal any night of the week. Great with roasted butternut squash.


  • Rub lamb with oil and salt. Place in a roasting pan, fat side down. Roast at 425°F for 8 minutes; turn and roast an additional 8 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Combine mustard, garlic, bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons of the rosemary and cheese. Spread over lamb. Return to oven; cook 15 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven; cover with foil to keep warm.
  • In saucepan, combine vinegar and remaining 2 tablespoons of rosemary; simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or until reduced to half.
  • Slice lamb into individual chops; drizzle sauce over chops. Serve with roasted butternut squash.

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