Roast Rack of Lamb with Asian-Style Marinade by Ken Hom
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Roast Rack of Lamb with Asian-Style Marinade by Ken Hom

Serves 4-6
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Friend of Lee Kum Kee, Ken Hom CBE is world-renowned for delighting food lovers with his delicious Asian recipes. We are excited to feature one of his dishes, created officially for the King’s Coronation - Roast Rack of Lamb with Asian Style Marinade. 


Two 750 g (1½-lb) racks of lamb, trimmed of excess fat
2 Tbsp groundnut oil
120 ml homemade or store-bought chicken stock
1 Tbsp fresh or 3 Tbsp dried mint leaves
A pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper


2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
1½ Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp coarse sea salt

Sauce Mix

2 tsp sesame paste or peanut butter or hazelnut paste
2 Tbsp butter


1 Season each rack of lamb with salt and pepper. Now brown each rack of lamb in a non-stick pan with groundnut oil for 5-8 minutes, turning frequently. Allow the lamb to cool thoroughly.
2 Mix the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and rub the mixture on the racks with a rubber spatula. Marinate for 1 hour.
3 Preheat the oven to 230°C. Place the lamb racks in a roasting pan. Moisten the fresh or dry mint leaves with some water and scatter them over the lamb racks. Reduce the heat to 180°C, cover the lamb racks with foil, and roast for 30 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 5 minutes if you want a more browned and crisp look.
4 Remove the lamb to a cutting board and allow the racks to rest for 20 minutes.
5 Skim off the fat from the roasting pan, add the chicken stock, and deglaze over a burner, scraping to remove the flavourful bits. Add sauce mix and stir thoroughly.
6 Carve the lamb racks, arrange them on a serving platter, and serve with the sauce.


1 Sage leaves can be a substitute for the mint (however, mint is the perfect traditional English touch to the lamb).
2 Resting the roast is very important for the juices to retract into the meat, keeping it moist. 
3 Once the marinade is on the lamb, relax and have a glass of champagne!
4 Serving Suggestion 
Serve this lamb with roast potatoes and a green salad.
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