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Rack of Lamb with Herb Sauce

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Title: Rack of Lamb with Herb Sauce
Categories: Main dish, Lamb, Masterchefs, Frisco, Fo
Yield: 4 servings

4 ea Carrots 1 bn Rosemary
2 ea Celery, stalks 1 bn Parsley
3 md Onions 4 ea Garlic, cloves, unpeeled
2 bn Thyme 1 tb Pepper, black, whole
10 ea Bay leaves 2 c Oil, salad

2 ea Racks of Lamb 4 oz Ham, cooked, julienned
2 ea Bones, lamb 1 lg Pickle, dill, julienned
8 lg Mushrooms, (six chopped 4 oz Butter
-- whole for sauce, and 2 2 md Carrots
-- tops only, julienned) 1 c Snow peas
2 bn Mint, fresh 1 tb Sugar
1 1/2 c Wine, red Salt (to taste)
2 qt Demi-glace, lamb OR Pepper (to taste)
2 qt Demi-glace, veal Watercress (garnish)
Bouquet garni **

** Bouquet garni is a mixture of thyme, rosemary, parsley, and
bay leaf, tied up together in a cheesecloth bag that can be put into
or removed from soups and such.


Dice the carrots, celery, and onion. Coarsely chop the thyme,
bay leaves, rosemary, parsley, and garlic. Add salad oil and mix all
of the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Rub the mixture over the rack of lamb and marinate for 48 hours,
turning occasionally.


Remove the lamb from the marinade and drain.

Strain the vegetables in the marinade and reserve.

In a large roasting pan, brown the lamb bones at 500 F for 15

Add drained mirepoix (the strained vegetables) from the marinade
and brown another five minutes.

Strain the contents of the roasting pan to eliminate fat and then
transfer the bones and vegetables to a stock pot. Add 6 chopped
mushrooms and mint, then deglaze the roasting pan with red wine and
add the liquids to the stockpot.

Add the demi-glace and bouquet garni and cook for two hours,
skimming carefully and adjusting seasoning.

Strain this sauce through chinois into a pan. Heat the sauce.
Add julienned ham, pickle, and 2 mushroom tops to sauce and adjust

Salt and pepper racks of lamb and sprinkle with thyme. Put racks
of lamb in a roasting pan and roast for 15-18 minutes.

Remove rack from roasting pan and let racks rest for five minutes
before carving.

Blanch carrots and snow peas, then saute in butter and reserve.
(Season snow peas with salt, sugar, and black pepper.)

Cut racks in half, four ribs per person. Warm sauce and ladle
around racks. Garnish with sauteed carrots, snow peas, and

Source: Great Chefs of San Francisco, Avon Books, 1984

Chef: Christian Iser, Fournou's Ovens, Stanford Court Hotel,
: San Francisco, CA

Pastry Chef: Jim Dodge


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