In a snap, Catherine Wilkinson's Gingersnap Crusted Lamb Loin Medallions with Brandied Fig Sauce quickly rose to the top of the "Best American Lamb Family Recipe Contest" for its seasonal inspiration, originality and savvy use of a budget-friendly American lamb cut. Hailing from Dewey, Ariz., Catherine's winning American lamb recipe is a family favorite that has become part of the family's traditions during the holidays.
Enjoyed by the whole family, Catherine's impressive American lamb dish is easy enough to prepare that she has time to spend with family and friends. When her grown children come home for the holidays, they still participate in crushing the gingersnaps in the recipe, a tradition since they were young.
As the competition winner, Catherine received a Cast Iron Cookware Set made by American Lambassador Chef Tim Love and American lamb. Her recipe, along with those of the runners up, are featured on the American Lamb Board's Web site at www.americanlambboard.org.