Is medium rare lamb safe to eat?

Chef's answer
Is it okay to eat medium rare lamb? Yes, you can cook and eat lamb rare. Lamb is considered safe when cooked to 140 F. Most people cook it slightly more rare than that and it's still pretty safe.
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The scallops will be cooked with a slightly rare-medium rare center at this point. You can continue to cook for 2 min if you prefer them to be closer to medium (We prefer them closer to rare). Serve immediately with some lemon wedges to add a touch of citrus and sprinkle with finishing salt to taste.
For a medium rare steak, bring your thumb to your middle finger, and again, touch the flesh at the base of your thumb. You will feel it a little bit less squishy, and that indicates a medium rare steak. For medium, touch ring finger to thumb.
How to Check Your Steak's Temperature Without a Thermometer
  • Raw. Feel the palm of your hand, just below your thumb. ...
  • Rare. Now bring your thumb to your pointer finger, and touch that same part of your palm again. ...
  • Medium-Rare. Touch your thumb to your middle finger. ...
  • Medium. Move your thumb to your ring finger. ...
  • Well-Done. Now touch your thumb to your pinky.
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    If you'd like your steak medium-rare, it should feel like your cheek: tender and soft but still fleshy (as opposed to raw, which would be just soft). If you want a medium steak, touch your chin: The steak should still be tender, but with some resistance.
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    Like steak, salmon can be cooked to varying degrees of doneness, from rare to well done..
    How to Check Your Steak's Temperature Without a Thermometer
  • Raw. Feel the palm of your hand, just below your thumb. ...
  • Rare. Now bring your thumb to your pointer finger, and touch that same part of your palm again. ...
  • Medium-Rare. Touch your thumb to your middle finger. ...
  • Medium. Move your thumb to your ring finger. ...
  • Well-Done. Now touch your thumb to your pinky.
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