Rack of Lamb question

Discussion in 'Lamb' started by bgosnell151, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Was planning on taking it to 140. My question is, should I put it in a cooler to rest after? If so, for 45 minutes?
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    For Medium Lamb Racks no need to rest more than 15 minutes to let the internal pressure drop and let the juices redistribute. The cooler deal will gain you some time if the rest of the meal is not ready, but not necessary...JJ
  3. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you very much for the quick response.
  4. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Put it on at 2 after marinating it in red wine an using a salt,pepper,garlic and rosemary rub.
  5. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Took an hour and a half.
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Your lamb makes me hungry!

    Great job!

    I like my lamb medium rare.

    As Chef JJ said, a shorter rest is best for that cut.

    I just set mine on a cutting board and tent loosely in foil for 10 to  15 minutes before the knife work!

    Good luck and good smoking. 
  7. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Took it to 135 and rested it for 15... Out of necessity. Cook was considerably shorter than expected. Cut like butter and had great flavor.
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wait a min. In picture #4 in the smoker it looks frenched. When plated in picture #5 the meat grew back on? Probably just a bad angle.

    Both looks delicious though!
  9. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    It was just the angle... I'll take a pic of my breakfast for ya as I have one price left that I am going to eat with eggs.
  10. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    A good lamb and eggs breakfast. Better view of the lamb being frenched. Next time I will trim the fat cap.
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mmmmmm........... a breakfast to get up for!
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