Smoked Rack of American Lamb


June 27, 2022

Recipe provided by Smoked Rack of Lamb - Over The Fire Cooking, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Smoked Rack of American Lamb | American Lamb).

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins


Smoked Rack of Lamb

1 Whole rack of American lamb

2 tbsp Olive oil

Salt & pepper

Herbed Butter Paste

1/4 cup Butter

2 tbsp Olive oil

2 tbsp Parsley, finely chopped

1 tbsp Cumin

1 tbsp Garlic, minced

Salt & pepper


1In your smoker, build up heat until you reach an even 225F.

2In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the Herb Butter Paste thoroughly.

3Rub rack of lamb with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. On the side without bones, rub the Herb Butter Paste evenly.

4Place lamb in smoker at 225F for 2-2.5 hours or until the internal temperature is at 135F (medium-rare). NOTE: About 15 minutes before pulling the lamb out, start a hot fire in order to sear the outside layers.

5When the lamb is ready, pull it out of the smoker and quickly sear the lamb on both sides for 1 minute each.

6Let lamb rest for 8-10 minutes.

I recommend using hickory or apple wood for subtle smoky flavor