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Super Easy Grilled Garlic and Herb Marinated Lamb Rack Recipe

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Have you ever made a rack of lamb?! It sounds super fancy, but it’s totally doable! And with this super easy garlic and herb marinated lamb rack recipe, it’s basically foolproof.

This recipe gives you flavor-packed elements to ensure your lamb turns out delicious. As a plus, this recipe makes the lamb rack the star of the meal!

All you’ll need is some couscous or orzo and some grilled veggies on the side, and you are all set. I recommend serving on a large platter like this one I found on Amazon – it will totally impress all of your guests!

Or you could serve some crispy chickpeas on the side. Some sprinkled feta over everything sounds delicious, too!

The marinade will take some time – but that added time lets the lamb soak up olive oil, garlic, and all of the herby goodness that will make your lamb so flavorful.

Lamb with couscous

About the Recipe

This recipe inspiration came from a beautiful rack of lamb that was on sale at Costco. I saw it and just couldn’t pass it up!

I wanted delicious garlic and herb flavors on this rack of lamb, so I decided that marinating it would lock in those flavors!

Once you combine your marinate ingredients, add in your rack of lamb and let marinate for one hour or at least one day.

Once it’s marinated, cook for at least 6 minutes with the meat side down. Then, flip and let the other side cook for 3 minutes. Finally, flip once more and turn heat to very low, and let lamb sit for at least 20 minutes.

The end result is a delicious and juicy rack of lamb that is sure to impress your friends and family!

Sliced grilled lamb

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I marinate lamb?

You should marinate a rack of lamb for at least one hour up to one day.

Can my lamb be medium rare to rare?

Yes! Lamb can be eaten medium to rate and is most tender when cooked this way. Always be sure to consult a doctor and use a meat thermometer to determine temperature of meat.

What do I serve with a rack of lamb?

We recommend serving a rack of lamb over couscous, or orzo and serving with grilled vegetables for excellent presentation of a delicious meal!

Serving Suggestions

There are many ways to serve this delicious rack of lamb. Here are a few suggestions I recommend:

  • Serve over couscous with fresh rosemary and dill

This method is simple and delicious. I love lamb with fresh couscous and fresh herbs. It couldn’t be easier! This also makes a beautiful presentation!

  • Lamb with chimichurri sauce

I love serving lamb with chimuchurri sauce. If you’ve never had chimichurri, you’re missing out! This delicious garlicky, parsley based sauce is full of flavor and compliments the lamb perfectly.

  • Lamb with olive oil and dill seasoned orzo

Serve lamb over cooked orzo tossed with olive oil, dill, and feta for a delicious Greek dinner!

  • Serve with grilled vegetables

You’re making the lamb on the grill, why not throw on some vegetables as well? Grilled zucchini and onions would pair really nicely with the lamb for great low carb option!

  • Lamb with roasted garlic dill potatoes

Slice up the rack of lamb and serve with oven roasted garlic and dill seasoned potatoes. Yum!

Man holding lamb and couscous on a plate

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Super Easy Garlic and Herb Marinated Lamb Rack Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp chopped dill
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • rack of lamb

Marinated Lamb Rack Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a large plastic bag. Marinate lamb for one hour up to one day. After marinating, let sit at room temp for at least 20 minutes before you grill. Meanwhile, heat up the grill.

2. Grill for 6 minutes with the meat side down. Then, flip over and grill 3 minutes with the fat side down.

3. Next, flip once more to meat side down, then turn heat to low. Let lamb rack sit for 10 minutes on low heat. Remove from grill and set rest for at least 10 minutes. Note: this is for medium rare-medium doneness. If in doubt, check temperature using an instant thermometer and cook longer if needed.

4. Slice lamb and serve!

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