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Chef Jim
08-25-2011, 05:58 PM
I love Lamb but Sharon is not very fond of it. Well she is out tonight so I got myself a real nice Rack of Australian Lamb. Decided to rub with smashed garlic, rosemary and olive oil.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Lamb%20Rack/20110825_04.jpg

I used my new custom mortor & pestal. Made by me.:icon_blush:

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Lamb%20Rack/20110825_07.jpg

Then rubbed it all over.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Lamb%20Rack/20110825_08.jpg

On to the fire for a fast sear.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Lamb%20Rack/20110825_11.jpg

After the sear on both sides I moved them off the fire and cooked them indirect to about 145. :-D

The results, a perfect med rare. :-D

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Lamb%20Rack/20110825_14.jpg

Oh my they were awesome. A few scraps for Penny & Bingo and there was nothing left. I should really cook Lamb more often. :thumb::thumb::thumb:

deguerre
08-25-2011, 06:04 PM
Excellent Jim! That's definitelt "Tick" worthy!

Sammy_Shuford
08-25-2011, 06:16 PM
I love Lamb but Sharon is not very fond of it. Well she is out tonight so I got myself a real nice Rack of Australian Lamb. Decided to rub with smashed garlic, rosemary and olive oil.


The results, a perfect med rare. :-D

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Lamb%20Rack/20110825_14.jpg



Pretty Jim, very Pretty!

Sunra
08-25-2011, 06:16 PM
Nicely done looks great!

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
08-25-2011, 06:21 PM
Perfect!

bluetang
08-25-2011, 06:28 PM
Man that looks delicious!

elchupahueso
08-25-2011, 06:55 PM
Very, very nice. I'm curious how the mortar and pestle worked out for you. Looks like they were made of wood, correct?

Chef Jim
08-25-2011, 07:16 PM
Very, very nice. I'm curious how the mortar and pestle worked out for you. Looks like they were made of wood, correct?

Yes, it's Maple, crisscrossed so the grain is at 90degree angles Then glued and turned on the lathe. It looks pretty but my thought is that it would work better if I scuffed up the bottom so the ingrediants didn't slide so much.

Grillman
08-25-2011, 07:24 PM
Very nice looking Lamb there.

Mark Stanton
08-25-2011, 08:49 PM
Way to treat yourself. Looks perfect

NS Mike D
08-25-2011, 08:57 PM
only on this forum would a guy post that his wife was not home so he bought himself a rack, and then post pictures.

boogiesnap
08-25-2011, 08:58 PM
wow, there are so many things right here.

thankyou for sharing!

wish i could have tasted.

elchupahueso
08-25-2011, 09:50 PM
Yes, it's Maple, crisscrossed so the grain is at 90degree angles Then glued and turned on the lathe. It looks pretty but my thought is that it would work better if I scuffed up the bottom so the ingrediants didn't slide so much.

i thought it might have been maple turned on a lathe. (i love that sort of thing btw.) As for your scuffed up bottom idea, you are correct. i'd scuff up the inside of the mortar as well as the tip of the pestle. Maybe 60 grit. I think 100 might be too fine. Just a thought.

Chef Jim
08-25-2011, 10:34 PM
only on this forum would a guy post that his wife was not home so he bought himself a rack, and then post pictures.


:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:: clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2:

Phrasty
08-26-2011, 01:09 AM
VERY drool worthy there Jim! Great job!!! :Clap: Looooove lamb!

Cheers

Phubar
08-26-2011, 03:56 AM
One of my Phavorite parts of meat!
Nice job Jim!

Mister Bob
08-26-2011, 04:02 AM
Done to perfection! :thumb::thumb:

Garyclaw
08-26-2011, 06:13 AM
That's a beautiful rack Jim! Thanks for sharing.

Patrice
08-26-2011, 06:53 AM
Being a lamb lover myself, all I have to say is Wow! The rack seem perfect, just rare enough. I bow in your direction sir!

Bonewagon
08-26-2011, 12:43 PM
Very nice! Love the mortar and pestle as well. :thumb:

cowgirl
08-26-2011, 12:53 PM
Wow Jim, looks perfect!! Love the mortar and pestle too, you do beautiful work! :thumb:

Fatback Joe
08-26-2011, 01:03 PM
Fantastic!

smokeyokie
08-26-2011, 02:49 PM
that looks sooooo gooooood!!!!! I really like the mortar and pestal!!! very nice... ever thought about selling one of those?:becky:

Chef Jim
08-26-2011, 05:17 PM
Being a lamb lover myself, all I have to say is Wow! The rack seem perfect, just rare enough. I bow in your direction sir!

No need to bow or applaud, Just throw money. Thanks Patrice

Wow Jim, looks perfect!! Love the mortar and pestle too, you do beautiful work! :thumb:
Jeanie, it's always nice to get a compliment from an expert.

that looks sooooo gooooood!!!!! I really like the mortar and pestal!!! very nice... ever thought about selling one of those?:becky:
Thank you, I had thought about selling them but for the amount of time it took I would never make anything. I'm taking a wood turning class in Oct. Maybe I'll learn how to to it faster.

Gore
08-26-2011, 05:30 PM
Fark! That is absolutely amazingly mouthwateringly delcious! An absolutely beautifully done lamb roast and I don't know who you got to take the professional photos. It sure doesn't look like it was either Penny or Bingo! Dang Jim, I can't say enough good things about it! I'm just glad it isn't a lamb TD this week or we'd all be shut out! Now go get yourself some beef ribs!

Chef Jim
08-27-2011, 08:42 AM
Fark! That is absolutely amazingly mouthwateringly delcious! An absolutely beautifully done lamb roast and I don't know who you got to take the professional photos. It sure doesn't look like it was either Penny or Bingo! Dang Jim, I can't say enough good things about it! I'm just glad it isn't a lamb TD this week or we'd all be shut out! Now go get yourself some beef ribs!


Gore, Thank you very much, if I remember correctly it was you that gave me some really good tips about improving my photography skills. And then just more recently Grillman shot me a PM with some tips too.

All that and a new camera that works kind of pulled it all together.

BTW looked all over for beef ribs, none were worth the effort of cooking.

SmokinAussie
09-20-2011, 06:33 AM
Congratulations Jim!

This award has been a long time coming, brother, and is your first ALF Award for 2011!:clap2:

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae78/SmokinAussie/Misc/ALFTickofApproval.gif

That's one of the nicest racks I've seen done for a very long time!:thumb:

Cheers!

Bill

deguerre
09-20-2011, 06:36 AM
Um, it's 2011 Bill...:becky:

SmokinAussie
09-20-2011, 07:10 AM
Um, it's 2011 Bill...:becky:

Fark! EDIT!!!!:doh:

Chef Jim
09-20-2011, 08:28 AM
Thank you Bill. There are times I would like to see Sharon have dinner out more often.

deguerre
09-20-2011, 09:09 AM
I'm glad this one got bumped. Nice to see that beautifully done rack again, but I also wanted to comment on the excellent handiwork that went into the M&P Jim. That's a gorgeous lathe job.

http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae265/chef-jim/Lamb%20Rack/20110825_07.jpg

Redhot
09-20-2011, 09:13 AM
I have found that the racks are my favorite cut, have only had them once due to cost but man they're so good. Jim, those racks looked awesome and I wish your wife liked lamb so you could enjoy it more often!

Chef Jim
09-20-2011, 01:29 PM
Guerry, That M&P was the second try on my first project. Thanks for the compliment. I have found that the shape of my work depends on the degree of my errors. Sharon and I are going to take a wood turning class in Oct. The instructor makes some absolutely awesome stuff. I'll try to keep you posted as we progress.

El Ropo
09-20-2011, 02:03 PM
I volunteer to take any imperfect attempts at a mortar and pestle off of your hands.

Been looking for a decent M&P set for a while. Love to use them for grinding up chilitepins and other dried peppers.