Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb

The Best Rack of Lamb

This Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb is really amazing.  The “ooh and ah” effect is perfect and the taste of each bite is incredible.  In my opinion, this recipe should go down in history as a holiday favorite for everyone, because it’s simply that good.  I’ve had Lamb in Indian Restaurants, Steak Houses and homemade Mutton Stew, when I lived on the Reservation.  But I can tell you, with this recipe, that it is hands down the best and you really couldn’t ask for a better tasting Rack of Lamb.

Rack of Lamb

How I make this Rack of Lamb

I’ve designed this recipe with the best of two worlds, combining both the Garlic and Rosemary recipe with a Honey Dijon Mustard Glaze with a hint of Horseradish.  This way you’ve through and through flavor that penetrates the lamb after the sear as it roasts in the oven.  Believe it or not, total prep and cook time only takes 15 to 20 minutes and this dish can be served for Christmas, Easter or any run of the week dinner.  Just be sure, if it’s date night, that you make him or her think you slaved for hours on this dish so that you’re truly appreciated.

Be sure to check out my other Lamb recipes; Lamb Chops & my Mint Panko Rack of Lamb.  Both recipes are, as always, incredible.

Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb Ingredients:

1 Rack of Lamb, 2 to 3 lbs
Kosher Salt and Pepper on all sides of the lamb
2 tbsp of Butter, for searing

Marinade Mix
1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tbsp Horseradish

Topping
4 Garlic Cloves, sliced
2 stems of fresh Rosemary leaves

Sear with butter over medium heat for approximately 2 minutes on each side of the rack of lamb.  Add and brush the Honey Dijon Mustard marinade mix on the top of the lamb meat, then add the Garlic and Rosemary leaves.  Bake at 450 degrees f. for 10 minutes and serve this Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb with your favorite sides.

Oreo Waffles

Oreo Waffles

Oreo Waffles are the BEST!

There are all kinds of different ways to make an Oreo Waffle and I’m here to tell you that they are the best.  Especially if you dress them up the way I like to do mine, here in this recipe.  And just so you know, this isn’t as much of a recipe as it is an ingredients list of things to buy with an instructional video that shows you how I like to do it.  So if you’re an Oreo Cookie fan and you love Waffles, you better check this out because it is easy, delicious and fun to make.

Oreo Waffles

Oreo Waffles are Easy

This is a very simple way to make Oreo Waffles without having to make them from scratch.  I think a lot of people like to just buy a pre made Waffle mix to make it easier so they can just add the minimal ingredients, anyway.  But, if you’ve got a favorite homemade recipe you want to stick with, be my guest.  And once you get that all whipped up, all you’ve gotta do is add some crushed Oreo Cookies.  It makes a real fun addition to a normally plain and basic waffle.  Then I like to slap some Vanilla Frosting in between two waffles, just like a cookie, and add my Homemade Berry Syrup and whip cream.

Also, be sure to check out my Crepes with the Cherry Topping and my Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies in the links below.

Oreo Waffles Ingredients:

1 box Waffle Batter Mix, pre made
1 bag Oreo Cookies, 4 Oreo’s per waffle
1 cup Vanilla Frosting, 2 tbsp per square/triangle
Whip Cream to taste
Syrup of your choice, I use my Homemade Berry Syrup

Be sure to watch the video tutorial for these Oreo Waffles and I’ll show you how easy they are to make.

Prime Rib Standing Rib Roast

Prime Rib

Good Prime Rib

This Prime Rib Standing Rib Roast is a Prime example of what Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen is all about.  I saved $20 bucks on this beef due to the fact that I scored a sale.  If I bought this Roast before Christmas day it would’ve cost me well over $55 dollars with tax.  The grocery store over stocked for the holidays, however, and that price dropped dramatically when they weren’t selling.  Instead of risking the complete loss with a toss, their loss is my gain.  There is only 2 days left on the expiration date but the meat still looks great.  And, after the price drop, there was an additional $5 dollar off coupon attached to the label, so this 7.5 lb Rib Roast only cost me $30 bucks!

Prime Rib

Prime Rib is my Favorite

For me, Prime Rib was so easy to fall in love with.  I grew up eating the worst cuts of meat because my Mom just didn’t know what she was looking for when she would shop for steak.  Plus she was always buying the cheapest cuts to save money so we never got anything good.  And to make matters even worse, though she loved to cook. she wasn’t very good at it.  But for the longest time, i thought it was me.  I didn’t think I liked steak at all.  I had no idea that I just hadn’t had the right cuts or had it prepared right.  So if you can imagine the look on my face, the first time a slice of Prime Rib, with Aju, melted in my mouth, you can probably understand why this steak instantly became my absolute favorite.

Prime Rib Standing Rib Roast Ingredients:

1 Beef Rib Roast
1/3 cup Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Aju (optional)
Horseradish (optional)

Marinade
4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Approximate cooking times and required temperature based on a 4 to 6 pound rib eye roast in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven:

RARE (120-125 degrees F): 18 to 20 minutes per pound
MEDIUM RARE (125-130 degrees F): 20 to 22 minutes per pound
MEDIUM (130-135 degrees F): 20 to 24 minutes per pound
MEDIUM WELL (135-140 degrees F): 22-24 minutes per pound
WELL (145+ degrees F): 22-26 minutes per pound

Cover the Rib Roast with Salt and Pepper, especially the fat side.  Then combine all the marinade ingredients and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and coat the entire roast with the marinade, gently massaging the mixture into the meat on all sides.  Refrigerate for 24 hours if possible, then roast at 350 for 20 to 22 Minutes per pound (below is a basic meat time and temperature guide).  Let the Roast cool for 5 minutes before cutting into the meat after cooking.  Then serve each Prime Rib Steak with Aju and Horseradish.