CORONATION RECIPE: Ken Hom's Coronation Roast Rack of Lamb with Asian-style Marinade
The first of the official Coronation recipes announced by the Palace is Ken Hom's delicious roast rack of lamb with an Asian-style marinade. With a few minor alterations, you could throw this together on your LANDMANN grill and get ready to celebrate the coronation in style.
Here, as tender as it is, the lamb’s distinctive taste is nevertheless robust enough to bear the East-West flavours of sesame oil, mustard, and soy sauce with grace and dignity. The recipe represents the hallmark of modern Great Britain.
Serve this lamb with roast potatoes and a green salad.
Two 750 g (1 -lb) racks of British lamb, trimmed of excess fat
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons peanut oil
For the marinade
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh or 3 tablespoons dry sage
120ml homemade or store-bought chicken stock
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons sesame paste or peanut butter
2 tablespoons butter
- Season each rack of lamb with salt and pepper.
- Now brown each rack of lamb in a nonstick pan with peanut oil for 5 minutes, turning frequently. Allow the lamb to cool.
- Mix the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and rub the mixture on the racks with a rubber spatula. Marinate for 1 hour.
- Heat your LANDMANN grill to a medium-high heat, and place the lamb racks in a roasting pan. Moisten the fresh or dry sage leaves with some water and scatter them over the lamb racks. Reduce the heat to 200°C (400 degrees, Gas Mark 6), cover the lamb racks with foil, and roast for 30 minutes.
- Place the lamb racks directly onto the grill for the last couple of minutes if you want a more browned and crisp look.
- Remove the lamb to a cutting board and allow the racks to rest for 20 minutes.
- Skim off the fat from the roasting pan, add the chicken stock, and deglaze over a burner, scraping to remove the flavourful bits.
- Add the sesame oil, sesame paste, and butter to the sauce and mix thoroughly.
- Carve the lamb racks, arrange them on a serving platter, and serve with the sauce.
Enjoy, and God Save the King!