Dinner with friends last night. The idea was to have a few different "appetizer" dishes and a salad. I did rack of lamb and cracked pepper crusted seared sushi grade ahi tuna. My friend Robert roasted some veal marrow and Julie did a wonderful cheese plate that I unfortunately didn’t get a picture of. Beatrice put together a salad with butter lettuce, baby spinach and radishes.
For the rack, in the oven at 350 with a temperature probe until internal is 125. Sear the outside a bit if you want, slice it and grate some parmesan on it. In the meantime, crack some peppers (I use one of those mixes with several different kinds of pepper corns), get the cast iron smoking hot (I used lard) and then sear each side for exactly 90 seconds. As always, click on the photos for the high resolution lightbox.