Rack of Lamb with Roasted Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad

Roasted Rack Of Lamb with Roasted Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad

Roasted Rack Of Lamb with Roasted Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad
The flavors of fall and winter are perfectly represented in this simple and elegant meal. Get the recipe for Roasted Rack Of Lamb with Roasted Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad »Farideh Sadeghin

Rack of lamb seems intimidating, but when you take a step back, you realize it's just like cooking any hunk of meat. Start like you would with any steak or roast: Trim away the loose edges and, because lamb can be so fatty, peel away some of the exterior fat. Then all you have to do is give it a quick sear in a pan until a golden crust forms, and pop it in a hot oven to cook to your desired doneness.

Lamb is a forgiving meat, so even if you overcook it a little, you'll still get a good meal, in a fraction of the time of a beef roast. And since most of the cooking is inactive, you have time to make this roasted pumpkin salad on the side.