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how to grill a lamb rack

Grilled lamb rack with charred lime & mint salsa

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  • Author: Jess Pryles



2 lamb racks, 6-8 bones

34 tablespoons Hardcore Carnivore Camo seasoning

2 large limes

2 French shallots, peeled & roughly chopped

1 serrano chili, deseeded

4 oz mint leaves

salt to taste


  1. Start by making the salsa:
  2. Cut the limes in half, and place cut side down in a dry skillet over a medium-low flame. Do not move the limes once they are in the pan. You are going to char the lime to develop flavor and sweetness, and loosen the juice. The lime will initially stick to the pan, but release when the surface is charred, about 10-15 minutes. Once charred, remove from the pan and allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a blender, combine the shallots, serrano and mint. Add the juice of the charred limes. For extra lime flavor, use a microplane to zest the skin into the blender, too.
  4. Blend until smooth, add salt to taste. If the paste it too thick you can add a small amount of water to loosen.
  5. Heat a grill for two zone cooking. I prefer using charcoal to grill. Coals take around 20 minutes to light in a chimney, and your grill will take at least 10 minutes to heat.
  6. Season the lamb racks on all sides with the Hardcore Carnivore Camo rub, then place directly over the coals or heat source. Sear 2-3 minutes per side to develop color and crust, then move to the indirect or cool side to finish cooking.
  7. Use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the rack. When it hits 135-140 degrees, remove from the heat and loosely tent with foil to rest for 10 minutes.
  8. To serve, slice the racks into individual chops, and serve with the salsa.