Oct 14, 2011

Rack of Lamb with Orange-Pomegranate SyrupRecipe from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

5 Reviews

Serves: 4 to 6 // Prep time: 40 minutes | Grilling time: 15 to 20 minutes

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 6 garlic cloves

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 2 racks of lamb, each 1 to 1½ lb, frenched

Oil and Spices

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp prepared chili powder


  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey


  • 4 fl oz fresh orange juice
  • 2 fl oz pomegranate juice


  • 2 lamb racks, 1 to 1½ pounds each, frenched


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon prepared chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. In a small bowl mix the paste ingredients. Spread the paste over the lamb racks and allow them to stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.

  2. In a small saucepan combine the orange juice, pomegranate juice, honey, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the liquid has reduced to about ⅓ cup, 15 to 20 minutes. Season the light syrup with the salt and let cool. (You can refrigerate the syrup for up to 3 days.)

  3. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  4. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the lamb, bone side down first, over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until cooked to your desired doneness, 15 to 20 minutes for medium rare, turning once or twice and moving the racks over indirect heat if flare-ups occur. Remove from the grill when the internal temperature reaches 125°F. Let the lamb rest for 5 minutes before carving into chops (the temperature will rise about 5 degrees during resting).

  5. If necessary, warm the syrup over low heat until it reaches your desired consistency. Serve the lamb warm with the syrup drizzled on top.

5 Reviews

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

May 26, 2013

Steven K

You Always Remember Your First

I received the Genesis S-330 from my wife for a birthday present. I have always been a charcoal barbecue type of guy. I have owned and still own several charcoal grills which I will still use BUT.....and it's a big BUT, I am pleasantly thrilled and intrigued by the grilling characteristics of the S-330. Quality is first rate. It is extremely sturdy and I think it will be good as new for decades because of the stainless steel. Here comes the BUT. My first time using the Genesis S-330 a few days ago I made the best steaks I have ever had in my entire life. I'm still trying to figure it out. Don't get me wrong, the charcoal grill is still my best friend BUT, there are certain things about the S-330 that I think made those steaks so great. The easy controlling of the heat, the flavorizer bars, and the searing station is a major plus. Searing is not a hard thing to do on a charcoal grill, it's just harder to setup and control the cooking process after searing, BUT it is easy on the S-330. I am not the greatest barbecuer in the world but this grill certainly made me one. That is why I want to shove aside my charcoal grills for awhile and explore the possibilities with the Genesis S-330. The steaks I made were nothing fancy. Just your average supermarket T-bones with salt, pepper, and some garlic butter brushed on at the end of grilling them. Average T-bones that magically became extraordinarily delicious on the S-330. I won't give up trying to figure out the BUTS of this grill. I will just have to figure it out quite often.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jun 5, 2013

Porfie M

Weber genesis S-330 is one amazing grill!

I purchased this Weber 330 Stainless Steel model last year so I have had a good amount of time to test it out. This grill has quality written all over it. I will admit when I first saw the price tag I thought that it was insane to spend almost one thousand dollars on a grill, but after researching for months I always came back to Weber. I would rather buy a good grill once every 10-20 years than a cheap new one every few years. The warranty on this blows the competition away. I have grilled almost anything one can grill and have been very happy with the grill. For those on the fence about the price it is really worth it. You get what you pay for when it comes to Weber!

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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