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Racks of Lamb with Orange-Pomegranate Syrup

Recipe from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

  • People

    Serves 4 to 6

  • Prep Time

    40 mins

  • Grilling Time

    15 to 20 mins

Ingredients
Instructions

the Ingredients

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Paste

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

Syrup

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

Special Equipment

  • instant-read thermometer

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Instructions

  • 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.
  • In a small saucepan combine the orange juice, pomegranate juice, honey, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil over high heat on the stove. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the liquid has reduced to about ⅓ cup, 15 to 20 minutes. Season with the salt and let cool. (You can refrigerate the syrup for up to 3 days.)
  • Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F). If you're using a charcoal grill, keep a small part of the charcoal grate clear of briquettes as a safety zone of indirect heat.
    Prepare the grill for cooking over medium heat (400°F).
    Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).
  • Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the lamb, bone side down first, over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to your desired doneness, 15 to 20 minutes for medium rare (125ºF), turning once or twice and moving the racks over indirect heat if flare-ups occur. Remove from the grill. Let the lamb rest for 5 minutes before cutting into chops (the temperature of the lamb will rise a few degrees during resting).
    Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the lamb, bone side down first, over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to your desired doneness, 15 to 20 minutes for medium rare (125°F), turning once or twice. Remove from the grill. Let the lamb rest for 5 minutes before cutting into chops (the temperature of the lamb will rise a few degrees during resting).
    Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the lamb, bone side down first, over medium heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to your desired doneness, 15 to 20 minutes for medium rare (125ºF), turning once or twice. Remove from the grill. Let the lamb rest for 5 minutes before cutting into chops (the temperature of the lamb will rise a few degrees during resting).
  • If necessary, warm the syrup over low heat until it reaches your desired consistency. Serve the lamb warm with the syrup drizzled on top.

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