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Rack of lamb with herb and cheese breading

Rack of lamb with herb and cheese breading

2 servings

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 Castello Aged Havarti. Enjoy!

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Rack of lamb

  • 1 rack of lamb
  • 100 g Castello® Aged havarti
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 2 - 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp colza oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard


  • 100 g beluga lentils
  • 200 - 300 ml water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt
  • pepper

Red wine sauce

  • 1 shallot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • bay leaf
  • 150 ml red wine
  • 200 ml chicken stock or lamb, beef or vegetable
  • 25 g butter

Braised radicchio with cheese


Rack of lamb

1. For the Rack of lamb: Brown the meat on each side in a very hot frying pan.

2. Remove from the heat and immediately brush with Dijon mustard.

3. Combine the cheese, sage, breadcrumbs and a little oil.

4. Roll the lamb in the breading.

5. Roast the lamb in the oven at 180°C for about 15-18 minutes, depending on size. If you’re using a meat thermometer, it should have a core temperature of around 58-60°C. When you press on the meat, it should feel firm. The cooking time may vary depending on the size of the rack.

6. Let it stand for approx. 5-7 minutes before carving.


7. For the lentils: Cook them with the bay leaf, garlic, salt and pepper until tender. It should take about 20 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid.

Red wine sauce

8. For the red wine sauce: Sauté the finely chopped shallots, garlic and bay leaves in a little oil.

9. Add the red wine and reduce by about half.

10. Now add the stock and again reduce by about half.

11. Strain out the shallots, then whisk butter into the sauce.

12. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Braised radicchio with cheese

13. 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.

14. Sprinkle with a little grated Aged Havarti cheese just before serving.

15. Assemble the dish with the lentils in the bottom, then add the radicchio with cheese and the lamb and top with a little sauce.