Grass-Fed Lamb from New Zealand
Frenched 8-Rib Grass-Fed Lamb Racks
In Two-Piece Packs Choose 16-18oz, 18-20oz, or 22-24oz Racks
Lamb racks are the most prized lamb cut – in fact widely considered one of the most elegant meat cuts available. They are known for their succulent, tender meat, delicious flavor, and elegant bone-in presentation whether served whole, as portions, or chops. These racks have been expertly Frenched (their bones are cleaned of meat & membranes), and the meat’s ends squared off, for a presentation worthy of the best fine dining restaurants.
All cuts in the Ovation Chef Ready Lamb program are hand selected for top quality; immaculately trimmed for 100% yields (no trimming required before you cook them) and top notch presentation; and then weighed, piece by piece, to ensure exact adherence to advertised weight ranges.
It is common in other programs to weigh multi-piece packs and average the weight out for ranging purposes. This means it is possible for large & small cuts to meet the weight range while being individually off specifications. Ovation’s Chef Ready process ensures that every piece is consistently the right size.
Ovation lamb is 100% grass-fed & pasture raised free range in New Zealand. No hormone or antibiotic growth promotants are ever used, and GMOs are illegal in New Zealand. All cuts in this program are aged for 96 hours before blast freezing – longer than other lamb programs – in order to bring the lamb to the pinnacle of tenderness & flavor.
Grass-fed lamb is lower in saturated fat and higher in healthy vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than grain-fed lamb.
Store Ovation Chef Ready lamb racks in your freezer until you’re ready to use them, then thaw as many packs as you need.
RECIPES & TIPS
Lamb racks are often roasted whole, turned into crown roasts, or sliced into chops for grilling, broiling, or roasting. They are often crusted with herbs and/or spices for extra flavor. Check out our herb crusted lamb rack recipe for a good example.
Lamb pairs well with flavors like garlic, citrus (orange, lemon or preserved lemons), thyme, olives, onions, rosemary, cumin, spinach, curry spices, peas and/or mint.
Recommended Cooking Temps:
Rare - 135°
Medium Rare - 140°-150°
Medium - 140°-145°
Medium Well - 160°
Well Done - 165° and above