Delicious grass-fed lamb at Queen of Sheba market.
After eating tasty pho at Pho Kien Giang I stopped by Queen of Sheba market to check out their grass-fed halal lamb (I remembered Melanie's post about it). I purchased rack of lamb at unheard of price of $4.99/lb. Took it home, rubbed some spices, pepper and salt on it, let it sit for an hour,seared it,then finished it in the oven. It was delish, very full of flavor(some might call it gamy). It will be #1 spot for all my lamb needs from now on. The market is located on the corner of Sutter and Larkin in Tenderloin.
I popped in here after stopping at Cafe Zitouna on Thursday afternoon looking for halal stew meat. Alas, no lamb in the display case. I asked at the front and was told there was none available. But then the lady asked, "how much do you need?" "Only a pound of boneless shoulder or two pounds with the bone", I replied, and she said she'd take another look in the back. Well, she emerged with one lamb shank that weighed two pounds and cut it crosswise into several sections for me. She said that it is grass-fed from the Stockton area and promised me that I'd like it. She was right, it had a clean, fresh taste and cooked to tenderness in less than 90 minutes of braising.
Queen of Sheba
1100 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA