Juicy, tender rack of lamb with a honey-mustard-herb crust, all served up with a pomegranate and rocket salad. It makes a great dinner to impress – and it’s so quick to prepare!

I think roast lamb might be my favourite meat for Sunday dinner. Cooked in the oven and served up with roast potatoes and mint sauce?

Tall image of a herb crusted rack of lamb on a wooden board with a slice taken off - showing pink centre. Rocket and pomegranate seeds strewn around the board.. Writing at the top of the image with the recipe title..

So good!

But some days there just isn’t time to wait 2 hours for a joint of lamb to cook.

And that’s where this recipe comes into play.

10 minutes prep, 25 minutes in the oven and done. It’s full of flavour, and looks just so darn pretty!

I created it for NEFF back in March, and I’ve been dreaming of recreating it ever since!

In case you guys didn’t know, I do lots of work with NEFF. I won their first cookaholics competition a couple of years ago, which resulted in me getting a whole kitchen full of appliances (you can see them in my kitchen reveal video), and I’ve been working with them ever since.

I create lots of recipes for them, and I love testing out all of the functions of their ovens (they’re not paying me to say that btw!).

Anyway, since I spend lots of time creating recipes and videos for NEFF (mostly for their Facebook page), I REALLY wanted to share some of those recipes with you! And they’ve kindly agreed to let me share on Kitchen Sanctuary.

First up is this rack of lamb.

Tall image of a herb crusted rack of lamb on a wooden board. Rocket and pomegranate seeds strewn around the board.

The lamb is first coated in a honey, mustard and herb sauce – which is kind of like the glue for the herby breadcrumb coating.

Honey mustard herb sauce being stirred in a grey bowl on a wooden surface
Honey mustard and herb sauce being spread on a rack of lamb
Rack of lamb being rolled in a herbed breadcrumb coating on a white plate on a wooden surface.

The lamb goes into the oven and cooks for about 20-25 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 60C/140F.

If you check out the video, you can see I’m using a meat thermometer for this (which stays in the meat during cooking – as the oven will tell you when the correct temperature is reached). You can use a regular meat thermometer too – checking after 20 minutes, then again at 25 minutes if needed.

Herb coated rack of lamb coming out of the oven.

I also use added steam, to ensure the meat is ultra moist.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a steam oven, just make sure you rest the lamb (covered) for 15-20 minutes before serving and it will still be delicious.

Serve with this simple rocket and pomegranate salad with a light balsamic dressing.

Dressing being poured over rocket leaves and pomegranate seeds

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Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

Juicy, tender rack of lamb with a honey-mustard-herb crust, all served up with a pomegranate and rocket salad. It makes a great dinner to impress – and it’s so quick to prepare!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: British


  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 55 g (1 cup + 1 tbsp) fresh breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 or 7 bone rack of lamb french trimmed

Rocket, herb and pomegranate salad:

  • 50 g (2 packed cups) rocket
  • small bunch parsley roughly torn
  • small bunch fresh mint roughly torn
  • small bunch chives roughly chopped
  • seeds from ½ pomegranate
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F (fan) (if you have a Neff oven, heat using CircoTherm 180C/350F).
  • Mix together the honey, mustard, 1 tbsp of the olive oil and 2 tbsp of the parsley on a plate.
    2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp olive oil, 3 tbsp fresh parsley
  • Mix together the breadcrumbs, dried herbs, salt, pepper and the remaining 1 tbsp of parsley on another plate.
    55 g (1 cup + 1 tbsp) fresh breadcrumbs, ½ tsp dried thyme, ½ tsp dried oregano, ½ tsp dried rosemary, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Coat the rack of lamb with the honey and mustard mix then coat in the herby breadcrumb mixture. Drizzle on the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil.
    6 or 7 bone rack of lamb
  • Place the lamb, bone side down, on a wire rack over a large baking tray. If you have a combination steam oven, add medium steam (don't worry if you don't)
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes until browned on the outside and pink in the middle. If you have a meat thermometer, the internal temperature should be 60C/140F for medium-pink lamb (the temperature will rise a little more during resting).
  • Meanwhile, make the salad. Place the rocket, parsley, mint, chives and pomegranate into a large bowl and toss together. Mix together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and drizzle over the salad. Toss together again to coat the leaves.
    50 g (2 packed cups) rocket, small bunch parsley, small bunch fresh mint, small bunch chives, seeds from ½ pomegranate, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, pinch salt, pinch black pepper
  • When the lamb is ready, remove it from the oven and allow it to rest, covered with foil for 15 minutes (or 10 minutes if you cooked with steam). Then carve into slices. Divide the slices between 3 plates and serve with the rocket salad.



Nutritional Information is per serving – for two lamb cutlets with salad.


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved this rack of lamb recipe, thank you so much. I will add it to my recipe book, it’s just a pity the video would not open.

  2. Love Rack of Lamb. First time I had it was at the revolving restaurant in Sydney. (Sydney Tower Restaurant Buffet circa 1989) Will try your recipe. Shared to Welcome to My Kitchen on Facebook. (With proper credit to Kitchen Sanctuary)

  3. We just love rack of lamb, in fact most any lamb. . Unfortunately we would have to mortgage our home to buy it !! Enjoy, whilst you can.

  4. 5 stars
    This looks like a perfectly roasted rack of lamb… I love the combination of herbs and spices you used. Have pinned to try. Thanks for sharing ♥