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Lamb's tongues and turnips

Fifth quarter cooking: Lamb’s tongues

I think I may be lucky that I didn’t eat any offal when I was growing up. As a child of North American culture, I fear I would have faced liver as an obligation to be dreaded. Instead, I can now approach the fifth quarter with a wide-open mind. And the contemporary culinary culture in which […]

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Finished lamb shank confit

Lamb shank confit: The results

When I decided to make lamb shank confit, the first question that occurred to me was, “What makes confit different from any other braise?” Once upon a time, I probably would have answered that it was the cooking medium, a confit being cooking in fat rather than a water-based liquid such as wine or stock. […]

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Lamb shank confit

Lamb shank confit

Earlier this week, I found myself with some extra lamb shanks, some rendered lamb fat, and some leftover curing mix from a recent batch of duck confit. There was only one thing to do: I coated the shanks with the salt mix, refrigerated them overnight, and rinsed them off and patted them dry. Then I […]

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