On Sunday, February 28, 12 of the region’s finest chefs will gather at Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas, for the American Lamb Jam Global Flavors Tour. This is the annual multi-city culinary cook-off’s second visit to Austin where event attendees and food media will decide who has earned their “chops” by voting on the chef’s inventive American lamb dishes.

Some of Austin’s most talented chefs will create their own signature lamb dishes with an arsenal of unique flavors and spices from their very own kitchen.  Attendees are thrilled to see what the chefs have planned for everyone, and while we haven’t seen what else is on the menu other than lamb, there’s no reason we can’t enjoy a few amazing recipes to warm up our appetites before the big event.


Perfect Roasted Rack of Lamb with Parsley, Oranges, and Olives


1 rack of American lamb with 8 ribs, excess fat trimmed but a thin layer still intact, and bones frenched by the butcher
Salt and freshly ground pepper
About 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium oranges
1 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/3 cup pitted black olives, such as Kalamatas, cut lengthwise into slivers


For preparation instructions for this dish and other delicious lamb recipes, visit americanlamb.com.


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Hayden Walker
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Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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