From lamb burgers topped with garlic sauce and stuffed in a pita to spiced lamb kabobs paired with fresh fruit and vegetables, lamb is heating up grills across the country. Lamb, fresh from the United States, is a revered delicacy that is becoming more and more appreciated for its one-of-a-kind eating experience.
Lamb is being proclaimed "the new pork," and recipes for cinnamon-infused lamb or authentic tacos with beer-braised lamb, lime, avocado, cumin and fresh cilantro are taking eaters by storm. Taquerias on the West and East coasts are introducing succulent lamb dishes which are being celebrated on foodie sites like Yelp, DishTip and Foodspotting.com.
"Whether you're a long-time lamb lover or new to the craze, one of the best ways to enjoy this unrivaled savory dish is to cook it on the grill," said Mark Hirschorn, chef at Mountain States Rosen (MSR) and a graduate of Hyde Park Culinary Institute. "The key is to cook lamb over low-heat and, if you're working with a thicker cut like a leg of lamb, butterfly it for more even cooking."
Mountain States Rosen is a cooperative of family-owned farms in the United States producing specialty lamb, which many consider the finest lamb you'll ever taste. It is the only producer-owned, fully vertically integrated lamb and veal company, meaning that the U.S. producers raising and caring for their highly selective breeds also have control over the rigorous production, packaging and distribution process -- able to back up their personal pledge for safety, sustainability, best-quality and consistency.
According to a recent nationwide survey, nearly 74 percent more lamb eaters prefer lamb from the United States over lamb from Australia and/or New Zealand.
Taste the exquisite freshness yourself by registering for your chance to win a Mountain States Rosen Lamb Grill Pack. Go to the newly launched www.mountainstatesrosen.com website to enter; also, find lamb recipes and tips on how to cook lamb.