By Chef Eric Gephart

Rack of Lamb with Dijon Panko Garlic Herb Crust

Serves: 4 people
Cook Time: 0 - 30 min


  • Main


  1. 01

    Stabilize your Kamado Joe at 425 - 450°F. Using one deflector shield, set up the grill surface for half direct and half indirect (direct side on the lowest portion of the divide and conquer system and the indirect side on the highest setting).

  2. 02

    Trim the fat cap and silver skin (elastin) from the loin portion of the rack (reserve the fat cap).

  3. 03

    Using a food processor, combine the ingredients for the Panko Breadcrumb Topping and pulse until fully incorporated. Put the processor on low speed, slowly pour in the oil to tighten the mixture. Blend till the mixture looks slightly damp. Reserve for later use.



    • 2 cups Panko Breadcrumbs
    • 1 tablespoon Garlic (fresh, minced)
    • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme (fresh picked, no stem)
    • 1/2 teaspoon Rosemary (fresh picked, no stem)
    • 1/2 cup Parsley (fresh picked, no stem)
    • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  5. 04

    Season both sides of the lamb then season grill grates with the reserved lamb fat cap. Place the lamb racks presentation side down on the direct portion of the grill. Blister sear for 2 minutes then flip and grill the other side. Remember we are looking for caramelization here, we will roast for internal temperature after we have seared, Dijon painted and applied the bread crumb crust.

  6. 05

    After the loin is seared and caramelized, remove it from the grill and paint the presentation side with Dijon Mustard. Next, pack the herb breadcrumb mixture on top of the Dijon. Place the topped racks on the indirect side. Open the draft door and Kontrol Tower for full roasting power. Cook until you reach an internal temperature of 130°F and allow to rest and carry over to 135 – 140°F internal.

  7. 06

    Using a sharp knife and being careful not to knock off the topping, cut the lamb into 2 bone sections and transfer to your presentation plate. Enjoy!