Parsley-crusted Rack of Lamb with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Try Brian Turner's elegant and flavourful recipe for roast lamb with mustard sauce, ideal for a dinner party
By Brian Turner
Parsley-crusted Rack of Lamb with Creamy Mustard Sauce
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes , plus 5 minutes resting
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: medium



  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 middle neck and best end of lamb, bones French trimmed, layer of fat removed from the racks, excess fat removed and top of the nerve removed
  • black pepper
  • 55 g unsalted butter
  • 175 g breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp white wine
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • cooked green beans, to serve

For the Creamy mustard sauce:

  • 25 g butter
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 75 ml white wine
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp reduced and thickened jus
  • 1 tbsp grain mustard
  • black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 220ÂșC/Gas 6.

2. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based frying pan to smoking point.

3. Add the lamb, fat side down, fry for 2-3 minutes, then remove from direct heat. Season the lamb with salt and freshly ground pepper.

4. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat. Once melted mix in the breadcrumbs. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and mix in the parsley.

5. In a small bowl mix together the white wine and mustard. Brush the back of the lamb with the mustard mixture.

6. Spread the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the back of the lamb. Place the lamb on a rack in a roasting tray.

7. Roast the lamb for approximately 15 minutes, keeping it pink in the centre.

8. Meanwhile make the creamy mustard sauce. Heat the butter in a heavy-based frying pan.

9. Over a low heat gently fry the shallots for 5 minutes, stirring now and then, until softened but not coloured.

10. Add the white wine, increase the heat and cook briskly until reduced by two-thirds.

11. Mix in the double cream and cook, stirring often, until reduced by half.

12. Add the stock, bring to the boil, then remove from the heat. Season with salt and freshly ground peper and mix in the mustard.

13. Remove the lamb from the oven and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

14. Carve the lamb into 4 portions, allowing 3 cutlets per serving.

15. Serve the lamb on green beans, surrounded by the creamy mustard sauce.

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