rack of lamb with coconut mint sauce and glazed peas

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  • add   Two 1 1/2-pound racks of lamb (16 chops), frenched (see Note)
  • add   Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • add   Extra-virgin olive oil
  • add   1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • add   1/4 cup mint leaves
  • add   Three 1/4-inch slices of fresh ginger
  • add   2 garlic cloves
  • add   2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • add   1 jalape?o, seeded
  • add   1 tablespoon cilantro
  • add   1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • add   1 shallot, minced
  • add   10 ounces frozen baby peas, thawed
  • add   1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 400?. Set the lamb racks in a medium roasting pan. Season the lamb generously with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 125? for medium-rare, about 35 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the coconut milk, mint leaves, ginger, garlic, lime juice, jalape?o and cilantro and puree until smooth. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.
  3. 3. In a medium skillet, melt the butter. Add the shallot and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the peas and brown sugar, season with salt and pepper and cook until the peas are lightly coated, 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  4. 4. Carve the lamb into chops and serve with the coconut-mint sauce and peas.
  5. MAKE AHEAD The coconut-mint sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

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