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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Well, Clarice - have the lambs stopped screaming?"

Don't ya just love Hannibal Lecter...

Anyways, since there are no 'Trader Joes' or 'Whole Paycheck Foods' stores in my area, I feel very lucky to have a source for really cool locally produced food that offers lots of organic meats, fruits, and veggies. 

But I have now officially ventured into 'No Man's Land' by recently buying some organic ground lamb.

You see, I've never cooked lamb before.  I'm kinda scared...

I am also trying really, really hard to not think of this cutie-patootie:

But rather this: Lamb Burgers. YUM!

3 ounces of cooked ground lamb has 190 calories and 22 grams of protein which makes this girly happy.

OK, so I have two questions:
  • Will I be able to chew the ground lamb completely to the consistency of applesauce like us bandsters are supposed to? I have trouble chewing ground beef completely.
  • Can you recommend any recipes?  I do have a few Indian curry simmer sauces in jars that may work?  HELP!


  1. Sorry that isone meat I havent cooked. Good luck

  2. I have not tried ground lamb, but we sometimes make lamb kebabs and it can be tricky for me to chew the lamb properly. I've been known to hide pieces in my napkin, but usually I can eat most of it.

  3. Not a big lamb meat fan...but that burger is so darn cute!

  4. I used to cook lamb chops but haven't in a long time. I had a lamb meatball at an Indian restaurant recently and it could be chewed very easily. Of course, I don't know how it was done. :(

  5. Whyy must you put the photo of the baby lamb? Lol. I can't do it... my husband eats lamb like its nothing. I wonder if its good though. Thats a pretty good amount of protein. No idea on recipes... lol. Sorry.

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  7. omg, what a CUTE little burger-thing!!! (i am easily distracted! lol

  8. Mmmmmmm. I love lamb. Traditional shepherds pie is made with minced lamd.

    Cook it with an onion, garlic, rosemary, some grated carrot and peas. Cover with cooked potatoes, either mashed or sliced, and put under the grill until golden brown. xx

  9. I looove lamb - my fiancee's family eats lots of lamb and I am able to eat it without too many problems which is not the same for chicken and beef. Enjoy! xx

  10. I love lamb and actually prefer it to beef :o) if you have a recipe you love that uses ground beef, just use that and swap the meat!

    And good luck not picturing the cute little lamb :o)

  11. I don't really like lamb but my sister made these burgers and they were good. Here is the link: http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/RecipeController?language=EN&recipeType=1&action=recipe&recipeID=3707

    You can also make them into meatballs. I don't think you will have problems chewing the meat. It is almost the same as ground beef but much juicier. You can eat ground lamb rare if you like.

  12. That mini burger looks yummy. Moroccan lamb and lamb korma are nice.