Warm Up Your Winter With a Lamb Roast

Warm Up Your Winter With a Lamb Roast

Roasted lamb is tender, juicy, and mouth-wateringly delicious.

While lamb is often associated with being a centerpiece on an Easter or Passover table, in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions, (and increasingly in the United States), lamb is common as a main dish for winter celebrations as well. With many cold days ahead of us, a roasted leg of lamb or shoulder is the ultimate comfort food with an elegant twist, optimal for everything from a special family celebration to a romantic date-night at home.

The leg of lamb is the iconic roast that most often comes to mind when talking about lamb meat.  A whole leg of lamb is ideal for serving a large group, providing plenty of lean, tender meat. Though some might be intimidated by roasting a leg of lamb, it’s surprisingly easy to pull off! If you are looking for a delicious recipe to feed about 10 people, Herb-Roasted Lamb from Ina Garten is a classic.

And, with Valentine’s Day coming up, maybe you are thinking of avoiding crowded restaurants by staying home and cooking a cozy dinner for that special someone. A roasted half-leg of lamb is the perfect size for two hungry adults. This simple recipe for Roasted Half Leg of Lamb from Diverse DInners, with rosemary, lemon, and garlic, is sure to please and impress!

While a roasted leg of lamb may be the most well-known cut, the shoulder is the most-loved by many lamb enthusiasts. Shoulder roasts are economical and oh-so-tender. Less expensive than many of the other lamb cuts, the shoulder has more fat and benefits from long, slow roasting, allowing the connective tissues to break down and infuse the meat with incredible flavor and texture. While it takes several hours to roast a lamb shoulder, most of that time is hands-off, and the delicious result will be well worth the wait!  For recipe ideas, try Rosemary & Thyme Braised Lamb Shoulder from Epicurious, or Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder from Recipe Tin Eats.

These delicious cuts of lamb are available from Misty Lane Farm, and you can always be assured that our lambs are raised humanely on our small family farm, without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones.  We hope you take advantage of our new coupon for 2020! $10 off orders of $30 or more for new customers, one time only. Shop Now!

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