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Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Usually, people cook a turkey on Thanksgiving Day, but Turkey is too big for my three-person family. On a smaller scale of Thanksgiving meals, I think turkey breast or ground turkey or chicken or any other meat in small quantity is fine. For this festive meal, I chose a rack of lamb.

Prep:40 mins Cooking Time:1 hr

Servings: 4


  1. 1 teaspoon garlic pest

  2. 1 teaspoon ginger pest

  3. 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

  4. 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder

  5. 1 tablespoon mustard

  6. 1 teaspoon chili powder

  7. 1 teaspoon honey

  8. 1 and 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

  9. Rack of Lamb with 8 - 10 ribs

  10. 8 pearl onions or 1large onion cut into bigger chunks

  11. 1 sliced portobello mushroom or any mushroom

  12. 1 medium carrot peeled and cut into small pieces

  13. 5 - 6 garlic cloves

  14. 1 cup chicken broth

  15. 1 tablespoon flour

  16. 2 tablespoon butter

  17. 2 tablespoon of good cooking wine (optional)

  18. 1 and a half teaspoons salt as much needed

  19. 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Mix the mustard, ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, chili powder, honey, oil (1 and 1/2 tablespoon),1 teaspoon salt, and half teaspoon pepper in a bowl.

  • Place the lamb rack in a roasting pan and rub the mixture on the lamb rack.

  • Leave the rack of lamb for 30 mins to absorb the spices.

  • Add the onions, garlic cloves, carrots, mushrooms, and chicken broth to the pan.

  • Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper over the vegetables.

  • Roast for 30 minutes and rotate the roasting pan, then roast for another 30 mins.

  • Remove the vegetables and the Rack of lamb on a serving platter.

  • Take the pan juices into a bowl.

  • Heat a small saucepan add butter and flour and mix until smooth.

  • Add the pan juices and mix well.

  • Then add the cooking wine.

  • Cook and stir occasionally for a couple of mins until the sauce thickens.

  • Season the gravy with salt and pepper and pour it into a serving pot.

  • Serve the Rack of Lamb and roasted vegetables with the gravy.

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