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Nutrition Facts

Calories 361
  Calories from Fat 152 (42%)
(26%)Total Fat 17g
(29%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(33%)Cholesterol 100mg
(9%)Sodium 210mg
(16%)Potassium 565mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(65%)Protein 33g
* 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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Classic Rack of Lamb with Cherry-Pecan Sauce


  • 2 lamb racks, trimmed

  • 1 1/2 tsp coarse ground mustard

  • 1/2 cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs

  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped

  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary leaves, crushed

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • Cherry Pecan Sauce1/3 cup onion, chopped

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice

  • 2 Tbs vinegar

  • 1 tsp brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp beef bouillon granules

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 2 tsp cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries, soaked in hot water and drained

  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped

Get ready to be won over by this sweet take on a classic rack of lamb.


  • On roasting rack in a shallow baking pan, place lamb meat-side up. Spread mustard over meat.
  • In small bowl, combine bread crumbs, parsley, rosemary, and pepper. Pat bread crumb mixture over mustard.
  • Roast at 375ºF for 30 to 35 minutes per pound or until desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF for medium, or 170ºF for well.
  • Let roast stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Internal temperature will rise approximately 10 degrees. Serve with Cherry Pecan Sauce.
  • Cherry Pecan SauceIn a small saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat, and cook onion 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Mix in pineapple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, beef granules, nutmeg, and pepper.
  • Combine water and cornstarch; mix well, and blend into sauce. Bring to a boil stirring until thickened.
  • Add cherries and pecans. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Makes about 1 1/4 cups of sauce.

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