Agave Glazed Rack of Lamb

Serves: 4

   1/4 cup olive oil
   3 tablespoons shallots, finely minced
   2 cloves garlic, finely minced
   1/2 cup lemon juice
   1/4 cup agave
   1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
   Salt pepper, to taste
   2 racks of lamb, well trimmed (2 pounds each)

Agave Glazed Rack of Lamb is from the Cook'n with Agave collection.

Heat oil in medium saucepan. Stir in shallots; cook until shallots are soft but not browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook until just fragrant. Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients except lamb. Let cool. Place lamb racks in large shallow dish. Pour 1/2 cup agave sauce over racks, turning to coat evenly; cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Set remaining sauce aside. To cook lamb, place racks in foil-line baking pan fat side up. Bake at 425F for 20 to 25 minutes, until meat registers 130 to 135F for medium rare, or is pink when cut with a sharp knife. Transfer rack to cutting board and cover with foil. Let sit 10 minutes before cutting. To serve, cut chops apart and place on serving plates. Drizzle each serving with 1 to 2 tablespoons reserved agave sauce.