If you are wondering what "frenched rack" means it simply means that the meat and fat around the tips of the ribs has been removed for easy handling, and it also makes a nice presentation. If you can't find a frenched rack of lamb at your local store you can ask the butcher to do this for you or simply do it yourself with a small sharp knife.
|This is what frenched rib lamb chops(left) and a frenched rack of lamb(right) should look like.|
Start by seasoning your rack with sea salt, black pepper, and garlic. You may also add any other spices you like (I like rosemary). Allow the meat to sit out until it reaches room temperature (about an hour) before cooking. In a heated cast iron pan or skillet sear the rack of lamb on all sides. Next place into a preheated 375-400 degree oven for 15 minutes. If you are not using a cast iron skillet you may use a regular pan and then transfer it to a oven safe roasting pan. After removing the lamb from your oven allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes before slicing into individual chops.
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