First off, for those of you who don’t have a Sous Vide and aren’t getting one soon, here’s a previous post with rack of lamb made in a traditional way. Rack of lamb done properly is perhaps my favorite food. And making it in the Sous Vide Supreme was just to die for. Easily my favorite thing so far — though pork chops run a close second.
So for the preparation, it was sea salt & ground black pepper, a clove of crushed garlic, a sprig of fresh rosemary (I now have a plant out on the terrace) and a sprinkle of dried thyme. As always, click the images for the larger, higher quality versions.
Then it was into the SVS at 131F for 1.5 hours. In the meantime, I went to work on the sauce. I began with a good pat of butter, a clove of crushed garlic, a sprig of rosemary crushed up, and a handful of frozen berry medley. I got that all crushed up before introducing about a cup of my homemade stock.
I boiled it for a short time in order to extract all the flavors from the herbs & fruit. Then I strained it and reduced very, very slowly down to a nice sauce with no thickening agent. It came out very nicely. Oh, I also had a dash of red wine in there.
Once the rack came out of the SVS, I used the kitchen torch on it, sliced it up and plated.
Alongside was a surprisingly good quick fry I did of celery, red onion, sea salt & ground pepper in hot Nutiva coconut oil. It was one of those "what have I got" deals that came out real nice. Now here’s a closeup on the other plate of lamb (that’s my wife’s above).
It was melt in your mouth delicious, perfectly pink through and through, easy to gnaw off the bone, and the fat was just succulent. To me, there’s nothing like the taste of the fat of the lamb.