Crown Roast of Lamb with Fresh Herbs

A featured Wine Club recipe for Bien Nacido Vineyards.
Crown Roast of Lamb with Fresh Herbs


Not only is this a spectacular presentation, this crown roast is even better tasting! Superb flavors melt in your mouth and are enhanced further with a glass of Bien Nacido 2014 Pinot Noir.

Yield: 8 - 10
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes


• 1 Whole Loin of lamb, tied into a crown shape
• Coarse Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
• 3 TSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1 TBSP Chopped - Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley
• 2 Large Peeled Garlic Cloves


Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine chopped rosemary and thyme with one tablespoon of the olive oil and set aside.

Combine chopped parsley with the remaining two tablespoons of olive oil and set aside.

Season the inside and outside of the roast with salt and pepper. Rub the roast with the herb olive oil and stick the garlic cloves firmly in the middle of the center cavity. Roast for 30 minutes or until the internal temperatures reaches 130°F for medium-rare.

Remove, coat lightly with the parsley oil and allow to rest for 20 minutes before slicing into individual chops and serving. Garnish the serving platter with the rest of the parsley oil.