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Valentines Dinner - first rack of lamb?

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Valentines Dinner - first rack of lamb?

toddrhodes | Feb 6, 2014 07:50 PM

Want to make a nice, healthy-ish meal for my wife and I for Valentine's day. My inclination is to do a rack of lamb, despite not having made one before. I found a few good ideas online, seems pretty simple, marinate overnight in a savory mixture, roast for 20-30 minutes for a normal sized rack (I'll use a meat thermometer, what temp am I shooting for if we like protein med-rare? 135 or so?) and rest, per usual. Am I oversimplifying this? I've had lamb before and definitely enjoy it, I just haven't prepared it myself. I have a gas convection oven now and I've found I like to activate that about 5 minutes before finishing to give a nice browned crust to the roast.

I'm planning on doing a simple garlic mashed potato along with pan-fried asparagus with a simple hollandaise sauce. My wife loves hollandaise, I don't get all the fanfare but I will try it.

Does this sound like a reasonable menu? It sure beats eating out!

Thanks for any advice,
Todd

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