Lamb Racks

Lamb racks with lime and basil

If you read recipes for lamb racks they all have rosemary and thyme. Let’s try something different that goes great with lamb meat.

Servings 2
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Start the grill 30 minutes


  • 18 oz lamb racks


  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 lime (the juice)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 small clove of garlic (crushed)


  • Start by mixing all marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Let it sit for a good hour in room temperature so the flavors blend well. The reason for using just a small clove of garlic (or half a large one) is so the garlic won’t overpower the other flavors.
  • Trim the meat in the meantime (if needed).
    Raw lamb racks
  • Trimmed lamb racks
  • Now brush liberal amounts all over the meat. Leave the meat in the fridge for at least one hour.
    Lamb racks with rub applied


  • Fire up your grill, prepare it for indirect grilling. Have it running at 225° – 250° F. Use the snake method if you’re using a kettle grill, or even better, a Slow ‘N Sear.
  • Place the meat on the indirect side and close the lid. Leave it until the inner temperature is 125° F, it takes roughly 45 minutes.
  • Now remove the lid, open all vents and crank up the heat. Once the fire is hot, place the meat back on the grill grates, still on the indirect side, close the lid and leave it until the inner temperature is 133-136° F.
  • Bring the meat inside. Slice it and serve with a creamy mash and some vegetables. The tangy lime flavor together with the black pepper and herbs will really make this lamb shine.

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