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Rack of lamb with herb and cheese breading

Rack of lamb with herb and cheese breading

An elegant homage to lamb - our Rack of lamb with herb breading recipe is a composition of elements that all work together to make this a beautiful dish to remember. Tender, juicy lamb, garlic lentils, tasty red wine sauce and bitter radicchio - all brought together with nutty Castello Gouda. Enjoy.

2 servings
Herby (Fresh) Cheesy


Rack of lamb

  • 1 rack of lamb
  • 1¾ ounces Castello® Reserve Gouda grated
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage
  • 2 - 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard


  • 3½ ounces beluga lentils
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Red wine sauce

  • 1 shallot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ⅔ cup red wine
  • ¾ cup chicken stock or lamb, beef or vegetable
  • ¼ stick butter

Braised radicchio with cheese

  • 0.5 - head of radicchio lettuce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 5 sage leaves
  • Castello® Reserve Gouda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper


1. For the rack of lamb: Brown the rack of lamb on all sides in a very hot frying pan. Remove from the heat and immediately brush with Dijon mustard.

2. Combine the Castello® Reserve Gouda, sage, breadcrumbs and a little oil. Roll the lamb in the breading. Roast the lamb in the oven at 350°F for about 15-18 minutes, depending on size. If you’re using a meat thermometer, it should have a core temperature of around 135-140°F. When you press on the meat, it should feel firm. The cooking time may vary depending on the size of the rack.

3. Let it stand for approx. 5-7 min. before carving.

4. Cook the lentils with the bay leaf, garlic, salt and pepper until tender. It should take about 20 min. Drain off any excess liquid.

5. To make the red wine sauce: Saute the finely chopped shallots, garlic and bay leaves in a little oil. Add the red wine and reduce by about half. Now add the stock and again reduce by about half. Strain out the shallots, then whisk butter into the sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

6. For the braised radicchio with cheese: Cut the radicchio head into slices that are held together by the stem. Sear them on both sides in a little olive oil. Add the stock and sage leaves, cover and braise for about 5 minutes over medium heat.

7. Sprinkle with a little grated Castello® Reserve Gouda just before serving.

8. Assemble the dish with the lentils on the bottom. Then add the radicchio with cheese and the lamb. And top with a little sauce.