Racks of lamb in spice crust with Fin du Monde beer sauce

  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 40 min
  • Servings 4
  • Freezing Absolutely


Ingredients for the racks of lamb

  • 2 racks of Québec lamb, prepared
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • About 1/4 cup Italian spices
  • Olive oil

Ingredients for the Fin du Monde beer sauce

  • 450ml veal broth, frozen
  • 1/4 cup Fin du Monde beer from Unibroue, lukewarm
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Ground pepper



  • Preheat the oven at 350°F.
  • Place your racks on a working surface then season them with salt and pepper on all sides. Generously sprinkle with Italian herbs on all sides to form a crust and press well to make the flavors penetrate! Let rest on the counter for 20 minutes.
  • In a big oven friendly skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil at medium temp and sear the racks on all sides, 5-6 minutes total.
  • Place in the oven and cook for about 25 minutes. Racks of lamb are good when rare or medium rare. I always verify the cooking by cutting them in the middle of the rack, that way it will finish cooking faster if I need to put it back in the oven!
  • When there is about 15 minutes left to the lamb, start the sauce! In a medium pan at high heat, melt the veal broth, add the beer then bring to a boil. Season with pepper, stir well then reduce until 1/3 or about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add the butter and melt while stirring until smooth consistency. Place back on heat and reduce for about 2 minutes more while stirring often! Turn off heat and keep sauce warm. ***Watch out, if your veal broth is unsalted, very important to season well with salt and pepper!***
  • Cut the racks in chops and serve with the sauce on the side! Serve along with a nice salad and with my stuffed Portobellos with goat cheese and sugared nuts or with my asparagus and proscuitto rolls with grilled sesame seeds!

*** Trick : ask your butcher to saw the bones in between the chops if you do not want to cry when it’s time to cut and serve!