Thursday, 11 November 2010
Mad lamb- Roast rack of lamb 卯起來吃羊之迷迭香小羊排
這一大排的羊肋排是我夢寐以求卻只敢遠觀不敢褻玩焉的玩意兒,每次他擺在肉攤的冰箱玻璃裡,對我來說就如同, Burberry, LV擺在櫥窗裡一樣,只能癡癡的望著它~哈...但我這一天下定決心要來試試看,不衝的話怎麼知道其中的美味,你說是不是! 羊小排可以說是最精緻,風味和口感最好的部位,當然也是最昂貴的部位,這羊小排的地位就好像肋眼牛排一般,這次我在肉攤買這塊羊肋排花了約台幣700塊,其實比較起Costco 6隻分別切開的羊小排,要價$1200左右,在英國的價錢還算ok, 我戒慎恐懼的捧著它回家以後,實在是很怕因為我矬劣的廚藝毀了它,下次老爺就不讓我買了,我決定還是用最簡單的方式烹飪,至少吃的到原味和應有的軟嫩口感,我們就來看看有多簡單吧!
No doubt racks of lamb is the best cut, nothing can beat french-trimmed rack, I mean compare with other parts of cut such as lamb shoulder and shank. It's definite a luxury enjoyment only can have it once a month. lol...I spent 14 pounds to get my dreaming racks. It is approximate 1.1kg and 8bone racks of meat. I was so afraid of ruin the expensive cut, so decided to use the simple way to cook. Although roast the cut is boring, I can taste the nature of flavour and texture at least. After this experiment, I really feel like to challenge different recipe sth like herb and mustard-coated lamb rack, the other classic cooking approach. Anyway, let's see how simple it is.
1. 1x 8-bone racks of lamb
2. sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
3. olive oil
4. a bunch of fresh rosemary
rub the lamb with plenty of salt and pepper. score the lamb in criss-cross about 1 inch apart
place skin-side down in a large pan on a high heat to render the fat away from the rack. When you get crispy skin turn the lamb over in its fat to colour on all sides. This should take 3 to 4 minutes.
when it's nicely brown in fry pan, remove the lamb to a chopping board and sprinkle generously with the finely chopped rosemary and push some rosemary leaves into the cuts. place the lamb in to ovenproof pan, fat-side down.
Cooking for how long? Here is the knack
It depends on how you prefer your lamb to be cooked and the size of the racks. 10 min will give you rare meat, 10 to 14 min medium, and 20 min will cook it through.
看起來很多汁吧! It looks tender and juicy, isn't it?
Butcher's lamb rack is different with supermarkets'. It has much fat and the meat is fresh. I didn't rub enough salt and pepper, so it tasted a bit light. However, I felt extremely satisfied, because I ate 4-bone racks!! I feel I am carnivorous animal. lol...