A while ago, oven manufacturer Neff organised a Christmas dinner for 14 foodies. Me and Camille @BeetsnRoots were the lucky ones who were allowed to throw our ideas together and prepare a tasty Christmas menu. Together with the other foodies we prepared the dinner while using the NEFF Slide&Hide oven.
The Christmas evening and the food were delicious, the setting and mood fantastic. (the full menu)
I wanted to share this festive hazelnut crusted roast rack of lamb with you, it’s juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. If you accompany it with roasted vegetables and Hasselback potatoes, you’ll have a perfect Christmas menu without too much fuss. You prepare it and your oven does the rest. I highly recommend to finish the dinner with this almond cheesecake. Merry Christmas!
- 2 rack of lamb
- 120 g hazelnuts
- 80 g freshly grated parmesan
- 80 g breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- sea salt + black pepper
Heat the butter in an ovenproof skillet, brown the meat on both sides and season with salt and pepper.
In a food processor, finely grind the hazelnuts, parmesan, breadcrumbs, fresh thyme, parsley, garlic, egg whites and olive oil.
Spread the mixture over the racks.
Roast at 180°C for 10 to 15 minute or to desired degree of doneness (60°C). Remove from oven, cover with foil and let stand for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.
Rack of lamb is such a fabulous cut and every time I see the recipe like this one I promise myself to make it more often. Love the hazelnut crust, it sounds absolutely divine! Perfect meat centrepiece for celebratory meal!
Thank you! Lamb is one of my favorite pieces of meat, a roasted rack of lamb is a real treat!
A slide and hide oven sounds quite intriguing. The hazelnuts are a clever addition. I rarely remember to use them for savoury dishes.
Sounds like you came up with a great menu – what fun! I like the sound of the oven too.
This lamb looks magnificent. I wish more of my family ate lamb, as I would love to have this for Christmas, but I might make it another time.
I am definitely saving this beautiful recipe for the future! I got a rib of beef for Christmas this year and can’t wait to cook it. What a lovely festive menu, Anna!
This sounds delicious and looks absolutely beautiful!