Lamb Racks with Spinach, Sultanas and Pine Nuts

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Lamb or goat is a must on Italian Easter lunch menus. Many of us do follow a religion – maybe not so much in a spiritual way, but in the way we stick to traditions when it comes to the food on the table.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

 2 tbsp Olive Oil
 2 500g racks of lamb (9-bone racks), french trimmed
 100 g Flat pancetta, chopped
 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
 1 tbsp finely chopped thyme
 20 g Butter
 ¼ cup Sultanas (40g)
 500 g Spinach, well washed, trimmed
 ¼ cup Pine Nuts

1

Preheat oven to 210C or 190C fan. Heat oil in a large frying pan on high. Cook lamb racks one at a time, turning, for 2-3 mins, until browned all over. Remove from heat and cool.

2

Place pancetta in a food processor and process until a paste forms. Transfer to a bowl. Add garlic and thyme and mix well. Press mixture over upper side of lamb. Bake for 20 mins for medium-rare or until cooked to your liking. Cover loosely with foil and rest for 5 mins.

3

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large frying pan on high heat. Add sultanas and cook for 1 min. Add spinach and cook for 2 mins, until wilted. Season well and stir through pine nuts.

4

Carve lamb racks into cutlets and transfer to serving plates. Drizzle over pan juices and serve with spinach, sultanas and pine nuts.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp Olive Oil
 2 500g racks of lamb (9-bone racks), french trimmed
 100 g Flat pancetta, chopped
 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
 1 tbsp finely chopped thyme
 20 g Butter
 ¼ cup Sultanas (40g)
 500 g Spinach, well washed, trimmed
 ¼ cup Pine Nuts

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 210C or 190C fan. Heat oil in a large frying pan on high. Cook lamb racks one at a time, turning, for 2-3 mins, until browned all over. Remove from heat and cool.

2

Place pancetta in a food processor and process until a paste forms. Transfer to a bowl. Add garlic and thyme and mix well. Press mixture over upper side of lamb. Bake for 20 mins for medium-rare or until cooked to your liking. Cover loosely with foil and rest for 5 mins.

3

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large frying pan on high heat. Add sultanas and cook for 1 min. Add spinach and cook for 2 mins, until wilted. Season well and stir through pine nuts.

4

Carve lamb racks into cutlets and transfer to serving plates. Drizzle over pan juices and serve with spinach, sultanas and pine nuts.

Lamb Racks with Spinach, Sultanas and Pine Nuts
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