Do you regularly purchase lamb to cook at home or would you like to try something new to vary your meal options?
Lamb may not be the first meat that springs to mind, but it’s certainly not one to be overlooked either. Hampshire Down lamb in particular is a sweet, juicy, and tender meat, low in fat, and superior in taste to many other breeds – this is the feedback from our butchers and their customers. In fact, it’s been described as the Aberdeen Angus of the sheep world.
If you’re going to give lamb a go, local Hampshire Down lamb is a good place to start.
Whilst a traditional roast dinner probably springs to mind, there are many popular dishes which include lamb, or where other types of meat can be substituted for lamb. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
Roast Leg of Lamb Dinner - complete with your potatoes, vegetables, and gravy for a delicious home cooked Sunday dinner
Lamb Stew - stew is a staple in British and Irish households and whilst many typically use beef, lamb stew is also a great option for stew.
Lamb Curry - check the menu of your favourite Chinese, Asian, or Indian take-away and you’ll find lamb curry among the staple dishes and it perfect for those who like to add a bit of spice to their meat
Lamb Burgers - swap your beef burger and chips for a lamb burger and introduce your family to a whole new burger experience.
Lamb Kebabs - skewer up your lamb and make lamb kebabs or wraps. Add some peppers, onions, rice or chips and you’ve got a tasty meal. A favourite on the summer BBQ menu.
Lamb Meatballs - make meatballs with lamb and serve up with spaghetti and Bolognese sauce.
If you need more ideas, the following websites are bursting with meal and snack ideas to help you make the most of your quality Hampshire Down Lamb.
“Hampshire Downs are a true heritage breed prized for its naturally sweet and tender meat. This makes their meat the first choice for our customers”
24 Holywood Road
“Customers are commenting on the better taste they are finding in the Hampshire cross meat we are selling”
3 Cross Street, Killyleagh
This initiative was supported through the Agri-Food Co-operation Scheme which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.
Further information on the scheme is available at www.countrysideservices.com