Pepper-Crusted Rack of Lamb over Creamy Cannellinis

Wham bam thank you lamb

Someone was very, very happy with her birthday meal.

Creamy Cannellini Beans

  • 8 ounces dried cannellini beans
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • black pepper
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Romano

Soak beans overnight. Toss in garlic and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until beans are thick, soft and beginning to fall apart, about 90 minutes. Add oil, lemon juice and rosemary and adjust seasoning to taste. Add cheese and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Rack of lamb

  • 2 tbsp Romano
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • salt

Rinse lamb. Season with salt and pepper. In a large cast iron skillet melt butter over medium heat. Place lamb flesh side down and sear for three minutes. On a large plate combine cheese, rosemary, sesame seeds and black pepper. Drizzle olive oil over topping until it sticks together. Place seared top of meat in mixture and press it in. Put lamb flesh side up back into the pan and into a oven at 365 degrees. Cook until lamb is rare to medium rare (135-150 degrees), about 5-7 minutes. Let meat rest 10 minutes before cutting. Serve sliced on top of beans.

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24 Responses to Pepper-Crusted Rack of Lamb over Creamy Cannellinis

  1. I bet you got lucky after this meal ;)

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    A wonderful meal … I’ve never cooked a rack but I’m really tempted to give it a try because it looks so juicy and tasty on top of those beans.

  3. Happy birthday Katherine! Lovely looking meal!

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    Hope you had a great birthday, Katherine, and wishing you a wonderful year ahead.
    Great meal, Greg. That lamb was roasted perfectly.

  5. What a delicious birthday meal. Happy Birthday Katherine. :-) Mandy

  6. sallybr says:

    Happy Birthday, Katherine! I knew Greg would come up with something to wow you, and he did!

    Rack of lamb is a sure way to make a meal absolutely special…

  7. Oh, I foresee MANY uses for those beans…
    Great post, and Happy B-Day, Katherine!

  8. Eva Taylor says:

    Happy birthday Katherine! This looks like an amazing birthday meal, can’t wait to hear about dessert ;-)!

  9. Mad Dog says:

    Happy Birthday Katherine! That’s beautifully cooked lamb Greg :-)

  10. That’s a wonderful festive meal!

  11. cecilia says:

    perfectly cooled too! divine.. happy birthday to katherine and well done you making a perfect birthday dinner!

  12. cecilia says:

    cooked not cooled! eek.. c

  13. Lovely meal – greetings to the Birthday girl!

  14. OMG – Lamb Heaven – YUM!!! Thanks for sharing – Have a Great One:)

  15. I have been craving lamb for weeks. This just did me in!

  16. Jessica says:

    Happy Birthday, Katherine!

  17. petit4chocolatier says:

    Excellent birthday!!
    Happy birthday, Katherine!

  18. Ooh, this looks delicious. I may have to stay in to make dinner this weekend then!

  19. egg me on says:

    Ooo two recipes in one! Those creamy beans look awesome. Imaging what else those would be great with.

  20. Kristy says:

    Happy belated birthday Katherine! That is one seriously good looking plate of food. LOVE the color on that lamb!

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