Nine-Spice Rack of Lamb with Cucumber Relish
You can use this spice rub on any cut of lamb (or on steak). The crusty chops are sensational set off against the cool relish. Serve with green beans or spinach. Substitution: Cultivated mint can replace the wild. More Amazing Lamb Recipes
The spice mixture can be stored in a tightly covered jar for up to 2 days.
Frenching means scraping clean the bones that protrude beyond the meat. A butcher can do this for you.
With huge red fruit, licorice and rose petal nuances, acidity and a sweet oak background, an Italian Barbera d'Alba is a natural for the sweet-spicy nature of this dish.