Smoked Lamb Rack

Smoked lamb rack is dry marinated in a homemade spice mixture overnight. Then it is smoked in the grill to a perfect medium-rare.

If you don’ have, or don’t care for, the spice mixture, try experimenting with your own flavors. Use what you have on hand, or your favorite combinations or store-bought mix.

We like our lamb cooked to a pink medium-rare, but feel free to cook it more to your liking.

Smoked Lamb Rack Recipe

The smoked lamb rack is dry marinated in a homemade spice mixture overnight. Then it is smoked on the grill to a perfect medium-rare.
Preparation 1 day
Cook 45 minutes
Ready in 1 day 45 minutes
Servings 2 Servings


Lamb Rub

  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt

Rack of Lamb

  • 1 pound lamb rack


  • grill


Lamb Rub

  • Add the rosemary, pepper, salt, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, and celery salt to a small mixing bowl and mix well. Place in a shaker and set aside. 

Rack of Lamb

  • Remove the skin from the lamb rack, leaving a good layer of fat still on the meat. 
  • Apply the rub evenly from the shaker and place the lamb uncovered in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  • Prepare to cook using offset/indirect heat. Preheat your pit to 250 degrees F (96 degrees C). 
  • Place the lamb rack directly on the grill in the pit for about 45 minutes. Check for the desired doneness, 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) for medium-rare or 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) for medium.
  • Remove from the grill, wrap tightly in foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 648kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 25gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 5911mgPotassium: 478mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1148IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 4mg

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