Looking to impress your guests? Look no further than lamb. It’s the perfect dinner entrée for spring. And know this: All lamb in our Meat department is Animal Welfare Certified and meets our farm animal and meat standards including no antibiotics, ever, no added growth hormones and no animal by-products in feed. We also know where our lamb was raised — and we have strong relationships with our farmers and ranchers.
First Things First: What Part of Lamb Should I Buy?
Good question! Your butcher can help you pick the best cut, but here’s a quick guide to help get you started with your selection.
What’s the Best Way to Cook Lamb?
Important: Lamb roasts and steaks should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F. For ground lamb, aim for 160°F or until fully cooked.
Help — I Need Lamb Recipes!
Take advantage of lamb’s versatility and wake up your spring table with some of our favorite lamb preparations. Try these recipes:
More delicious lamb ideas:
Yogurt-Marinated Lamb Kabobs: Tenderize 1-inch cubes of lamb with an overnight marinade of whole milk yogurt, crushed garlic, lemon juice and mint. Yogurt will keep the lamb juicy and ready for a smoky grill or a hot grill pan indoors — just remove excess marinade before skewering with scallion pieces and cubed zucchini — and serve with a squeeze of lemon, flaky salt and black pepper.
Fragrant Garlic and Herb Chops: Fresh herbs — mint, thyme and basil — can work to flavor the lamb before cooking or join in later in a side dish. Turn these into a seasoning paste using garlic, lemon juice and paprika for lamb shoulder chops bound for the grill. Serve with a feta chopped salad and herb vinaigrette.
Za’atar-Rubbed Leg of Lamb: Use the tip of a sharp paring knife to make 1-inch deep slits all over a leg of lamb and stuff each with a piece of fresh rosemary and ½ clove of garlic. Rub with olive oil or melted butter and za’atar — a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, sesame and salt — and rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before roasting.
What Do I Serve With Lamb?
Lamb has a rich, meaty flavor, so you want the right sides to balance out your meal. Any of these recipes would make perfect pairings: