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Leg of Lamb

cuisinetoujours Aug 22, 2011 06:17 PM

Any suggestions for a great cumin-y, garlic-y, crispy leg of lamb?

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    cuisinetoujours Aug 28, 2011 10:34 AM

    Is it possible that there's no truly great leg of lamb in town?!

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    1. re: cuisinetoujours
      DiningDiva Aug 28, 2011 11:40 AM

      The best lamb in town is probably at Aqui es Texcoco in CV. It's barbacoa and not cuminy, garlicky and crisp. More like soft, suave and savory. Goes particularly well with their salsa negro.

      1. re: DiningDiva
        cstr Aug 28, 2011 12:08 PM

        Great place, slow cooked moist and tender, although the parts of the lamb they use are rib, shoulder and head.

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          DiningDiva Aug 28, 2011 12:43 PM

          I thought they used the whole lamb

          1. re: DiningDiva
            cstr Aug 28, 2011 12:58 PM

            I've haven't seen leg on the menu but, the barbacoa, especially the shoulder and rib meat, have so much flavor, I mean it's all lamb! Here's the menu.


        2. re: DiningDiva
          dbwave Aug 31, 2011 12:40 PM

          I tried Texcoco yesterday. Loved it overall. The broth was amazing. My only critique was that the lamb was barely warm.

          1. re: dbwave
            DiningDiva Aug 31, 2011 02:18 PM

            oh, that's a bummer. Sorry to hear that.

            1. re: dbwave
              cstr Aug 31, 2011 03:47 PM

              Next time let Paco know about the food temp, he's all about feed back.

              1. re: cstr
                dbwave Sep 1, 2011 10:33 AM

                Will do. Really liked the meal. Could just be a bit warmer. Has anyone tried the Lamb Head? Saw that and got curious? Also, how is the rabbit?

                1. re: dbwave
                  maestra Sep 1, 2011 06:35 PM

                  We had the rabbit once -- wouldn't do it again. It was very dry, and the flavor wasn't partiularly pleasant. It was okay, but the lamb is so, so much better. For rabbit fans only.

          2. re: cuisinetoujours
            scottca075 Aug 29, 2011 08:25 AM

            It is entirely possible. I can't think of any place that has Roast Leg of Lamb on its regular menu, it seems more seasonal around Easter or Christmas.

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            Island Aug 29, 2011 12:06 PM

            Muzita Abyssinian does leg of lamb a couple of ways. http://muzita.com/

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              sdnosh Sep 1, 2011 07:47 AM

              While not Leg of Lamb and not a particularly chow-ish place, Pizza Nova makes a Slow Roasted Lamb Shank that I love. It's melt of the bone tender with plenty of vegetables and flavor.

              Pizza Nova
              5050 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

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              1. re: sdnosh
                cstr Sep 1, 2011 07:52 AM

                yum, braised lamb shank, great fall weather fix'ins. That's brings up a good question, any great Moroccan tagine places that preps it?

                1. re: cstr
                  mayache Sep 1, 2011 09:47 AM

                  Kous Kous makes a fantastic lamb shank tagine.

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                    cstr Sep 1, 2011 11:47 AM

                    yes it is, a great combo for lamb shanks. Any recs?

                    1. re: cstr
                      mayache Sep 1, 2011 01:11 PM

                      Heh, I didn't mean the dish couscous, I mean the restaurant Kous Kous in Hillcrest http://kouskousrestaurant.com/. (The couscous there is also very good, as it is steamed in the traditional fashion, but this is beginning to become confusing to write about).

                      1. re: mayache
                        cstr Sep 1, 2011 03:42 PM

                        Thanks, the menu looks great, got to plan it soon.

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