The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 9, 1976 · Page 94
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 94

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Thursday, December 9, 1976
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FN2 Palm Beach Post and Times, Thursday, December , 1976 Cooking With Style Needn't Take Long Jj3jxl5Ls i (qMiuJ urge nncuEU Cf ff By PIERRE FRANEY (c) Nw York Timas NEW YORK - A quickly made meal and a dinner with style are by no means mutually exclusive, and one of the most concrete expressions of that proposition is the menu with recipes outlined below. The heart of this meal is one of America's choicest and most elegant cuts of meat a tender, succulent rack of lamb. The cost of a rack of lamb is, admittedly somewhat elevated, but when this meal is thought of as a somewhat special dinner for 4, the cost may not seem all that abhorrent. The cost of 2 racks of lamb to serve that number is about $8. When the lamb is purchased, it is best to have the butcher prepare it for cooking precisely as indicated in the recipe. Remember that fast cooking is essential to a proper rack of lamb. The total cooking time from the moment the lamb is placed under the broiler until it is taken from the oven should be from 12 to 16 minutes. This should insure that the center of the meat ranges from pink to red. If the meat is overcooked, it will become grayish and not be so moist and succulent. Grilled tomatoes and a puree of potatoes go well with the lamb and they are recommended as the remaining components of the main course. (If you want to fudge a bit, you may replace the pureed potatoes with a good brand of store-bought shoestring potatoes. ) MENU I'arsleyed rack of lamb Broiled tomatoes Pureed potatoes Watercress salad Pears with Roquefort cheese Prepare this meal in the most efficient way as follows: Rinse the watercress, drain and shake or spin dry. Refrigerate in a plastic bag. Have a salad bowl, oil and vinegar ready. Have the pears cold and the cheese at room temperature. Prepare the ingredients for the lamb and follow the lamb recipe through step five. Set the baking dish with the lamb aside. Prepare the tomatoes to the point where they are ready to go into the oven. Set aside. Assemble all the ingredients for the mashed potatoes. Put the potatoes on to simmer. When the potatoes are tender, put them through a food mill or ricer and return them to the saucepan, adding a thin coating of milk on top. Complete the cooking simultaneously the lamb, tomatoes and potatoes timing each thing logically. Toss the salad at the last moment to be served with the main course or afterward. Serve the pears and cheese at the conclusion of the meal. PARSLEY ED RACK OF LAMB 2 racks of lamb, about 2ft pounds combined weight Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 4 tablespoons butter Vt cup bread crumbs 3 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1 shallot, finely minced 1 teaspoon olive oil. 1. Have the butcher hack or saw off the chine bone (the flat, continuous bone at the top of the ribs), leaving the meat exposed. 2. Preheat the broiler to high. If the oven is heated separately, preheat it also to 500. 3. Using the fingers and a sharp knife, pull and slice off the top thick layer of fat from the racks of lamb. When ready the loins and ribs should be almost clean of fat. Hack off the ends of the ribs, leaving about IVi inches of the ribs intact and extending from the loin meat. 4. Rub with butter a baking dish large enough to hold the racks of lamb in 1 layer and close together. Place the racks, meat side down, in the dish and dot the ribs with 2 tablespoons of butter. 5. Meanwhile, combine the bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, shallot and olive oil in a bowl. 6. Place the racks of lamb under the boiler and cook about 2 or 3 minutes. Turn and cook about 2 or 3 minutes. 7. Sprinkle the meaty side of the ribs with the bread crumb mixture. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and pour it over the ribs. Place in the oven and bake 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the degree of doneness desired. 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