Roast Rack Of Lamb with Lentils and Spinach

Roast Rack Of Lamb with Lentils and Spinach

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Impress guests with this special meal - it not only looks good, but it also tastes amazing.

  • Recipe serves4-6
  • Preparation time20 minutes
  • Cooking time80 minutes


  • 1 kg Rib rack of lamb, trimmed of all but a thin layer of fat (8 - 10 pieces)
  • 600 g Washed baby spinach
  • 15 ml Finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1,25 l water
  • 250 ml Red wine
  • 500 ml Black lentils
  • 45 ml olive oil
  • 1 Carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 Red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Stalk celery, tough fibres d and finely chopped
  • 1 Robertsons Bay Leaf
  • 1 packet KNORR Country Hot Pot Dry Cook-in-Sauce
  • 3 Large cloves garlic, sliced


  • In a pan heat 15 ml of oil.
  • Fry the onion, carrot and celery until soft, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the lentils and Robertsons bay leaf and sauté for 3 minutes, coating all the lentils.
  • Add the red wine.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered, stirring, until the mixture becomes dry.
  • In a large bowl combine the KNORR Fresh Ideas Country Hot Pot powder and water.
  • Add ½ a cup to the lentils at a time (like cooking risotto), letting the lentils absorb the liquid with each addition.
  • Repeat, stirring the mixture constantly.
  • After 45 minutes to 1 hour the lentils should be tender.
  • Add extra water if needed.
  • Rinse and pat the lamb dry.
  • Rub with 15 ml of olive oil.
  • Season with Robertsons salt and pepper, then press the rosemary into the flesh.
  • Roast for 30-35 minutes at 200°C.
  • While both the lentils and meat are cooking, prepare the spinach.
  • In a large pot heat the remaining oil.
  • Fry the garlic until just translucent but not brown.
  • Add the spinach and sauté for 2 minutes, then cover and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until completely wilted.
  • Season with Robertsons salt and pepper.
  • Slice the rack into cutlets
  • On large dinner plates, arrange a bed of lentils and a portion of spinach, then place the lamb on top of the lentils and serve