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       Title:  Rack of Lamb with Herb Sauce
  Categories: Main dish, Lamb, Masterchefs, Frisco, Fo
       Yield: 4 servings
  
 ----------------------------------MARINADE----------------------------------
       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
 
 ------------------------------------LAMB------------------------------------
       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.
   
   Marinade:
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        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.
   
   Lamb:
   =====
   
        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
   minutes.
   
        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
   seasoning.
   
        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
   watercress.
   
       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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