Pistachio and bacon lamb racks
Lovely New Zealand lamb racks are the perfect dish for a Kiwi Christmas. Add a tasty pistachio crust, plus a festive salad and new potatoes and you'll be set for a Christmas meal to remember. This meal is delicious but also light enough so there will be plenty of room for trifle afterwards!
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|1 cup||Pistachio nuts|
|2 cloves||Garlic, crushed|
|3 tbsp||Rosemary, chopped|
|1 to taste||Salt & freshly ground pepper|
|¼ cup||Olive oil|
|8||Bacon rashers, or rashers prosciutto|
|8||Lamb racks, French|
- Preheat oven to 200 degC. Place pistachio nuts, crushed garlic, chopped rosemary, fresh breadcrumbs, salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse until nuts are finely chopped. Mix in enough oil to make a firm paste.
- Press paste evenly onto lamb racks, then wrap a rasher of bacon around the middle - in between the bones.
- Place lamb in a lightly oiled roasting dish and cook for 25 minutes. Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes prior to serving.