American Lamb Hits American BBQs
Its uniquely mild flavor and tender texture makes fresh American lamb the ideal grilling meat and an exciting change from the ordinary barbecue fare. We all know that since it is raised right here in America, it is the freshest, most flavorful lamb available.
As Americans enjoy the warmer weather, the lamb checkoff is reminding cooks to consider American lamb for casual family barbecues, as well as elegant outdoor dinner parties. A newspaper release featuring recipes from ?Lambassador? chefs Jen Jasinski (Rioja, Denver, Colo.) and Brooke Vosika (Four Seasons, New York, N.Y.) showcased spring and summer uses of American lamb.
In addition, Chef Vosika was featured in a satellite media release the week of June 6.
The Father?s Day Grilling segment instructed viewers to show Dad he is loved by making a delicious and simple grilled American lamb feast. Chef Vosika demonstrated how to prepare his gourmet ?Grilled American Lamb Sandwich with Goat Cheese Crumble, Peppered Tomatoes Roasted Peppers? and featured recipe ?Mesquite Smoked American Lamb Chops with Garden Tomato, Rustic Panzanella Bread and Basil Leaf Salad.? Chef Vosika also provided grilling tips and additional recipe ideas perfect for casual and formal outdoor dining.
You know that American lamb offers great taste and versatility. The lamb checkoff is working hard to spread the word that American lamb is easy to prepare, that there are a variety of cuts that work great on the grill and that it needs little seasoning because it is so flavorful. You can simply season American lamb with salt and pepper and grill it on medium heat, turning once, until the meat thermometer reads 145 degrees for medium rare, 160 degrees for medium and 170 degrees for well. You can also marinate the lamb overnight to add some great flavors.
Simple Marinade Ideas:
Mint Raspberry Marinade ? Combine 1/3 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar, 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh mint and 1 garlic clove, minced
Spicy Mustard and Rosemary Marinade ? Combine 1 tablespoon dry mustard, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, ? cup frozen apple juice concentrate (thawed), ? cup spicy mustard, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary and 2 teaspoons olive oil
Soy Ginger Marinade ? Combine ? cup lemon juice, ? cup soy sauce, ? cup honey, 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot and one clove of garlic, minced
Yogurt Curry Marinade ? Combine 1/3 cup plain yogurt, 2 teaspoons curry powder and 1 garlic clove, minced
For copies of these recipes and many more visit www.americanlamb.com.