Lamb is eaten in most cultures around the world causing it to be one of the most heavily farmed animals. For a sheep to be considered lamb it must be less than 12 months old while spring lamb should be between 4 and 10 months.
When you are purchasing lamb look for meat that is light pink and fat that is pearl-like white. It is important that you choose the cut of lamb to suit the dish. Tougher cuts, like the shoulder, are more suited to stews and braises while more tender cuts of the meat, like loins and rumps, are better suited to roasting and grilling.
Unless being used in a stew, lamb should be cooked to a pink colour. Lamb is high in zinc, iron and protein and is rich in vitamin B.
Try this delicious lamb recipe
Warm Salad of Smoked Lamb, with a Cabernet Sauvignon Vinaigrette.
Happy New Year and a big welcome to 2010! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season with your loved ones and enjoyed lots of delicious food.
Things have been super busy for me and it’s only January! Last weekend I was lucky enough to be a part of the G’day USA celebrations. The event highlights Australian achievements in the United States. So along with celebrity chef Pete Evans, I put on my chef’s apron, got in the kitchen and cooked dinner for 800 guests at the Gala Black Tie event held at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles. There were lots of famous people in the room and it was great to be around so many Aussies having a fun night out.
In keeping with the Australian theme this month and as we celebrate Australia Day on the 26th January, I have included a couple of very Aussie recipes for you to try no matter where you are in the world.
Enjoy and Happy Australia Day to everyone back home!
Australia Day Recipes
Roasted Rack of Lamb with Parley, Dijon and Chives Anzac Cookies