Spring Rack of Lamb with Mission Fig Spread Balsamic Sauce

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Take a Spring Roast of Lamb to new heights this Easter with our Mission Fig Balsamic Spread!

Ingredients

  • 1 rack of lamb
  • ¼ cup black pepper, coarsely ground
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp edible gardens Rosemary Infused Grapeseed oil
  • Plus enough light oil to sear the meat ( I put about ½” in skillet to make sure the oil goes halfway up the rack. Once the meat has been seared on both sides, discard the oil)
  • Sauce Recipe
  • 1/4 cup edible gardens Ginger Fig balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup edible gardens Mission Fig balsamic spread
  • 1/4 cup red wine (merlot, shiraz, cabernet)

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C

2. Rub the salt, pepper and Rosemary oil on the Lamb. Use a non stick oven-proof skillet and medium high heat. Sear the rack of lamb meaty side up first. 3-4 minutes. Flip once it’s quite crusty and repeat. Drain the excess oil and discard.

3. Place the lamb in the oven and cook until the internal temperature reaches 140°F/60°C. Depending on the thickness of the lamb it could be from 10-20 minutes, so check with a meat thermometer or cut into the center of the roast.

4. Once it reaches the appropriate temperature, the meat will actually be underdone. Don’t worry. Place on a platter and cover with foil to rest for 10-15 minutes. This will not only relax the meat, it will continue to cook so it will be medium rare. Judge accordingly for your preferences.

5 In the meantime, add the Ginger Fig balsamic vinegar and Fig Balsamic Spread to the drippings and stir over medium high heat. It should taste sweet and tangy – adjust to taste. Add the wine, stir and taste again. Let it boil down to a sauce – just a few minutes. It should coat the back of a spoon.

6. Carve the rack into chops, by slicing between the ribs. Pour the sauce over the chops and serve.

It’s great served with new potatoes and first harvest Spring asparagus.

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