American Lamb Adds Bold Flavor to Fall Dishes

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Food, Lamb

Screen Shot 2015-10-18 at 5.33.20 PMIf you looking to add some bold flavors to your fall dishes, then American Lamb has something for you to try. Many people often turn to lamb for special occasions, but we it’s just as suitable for less formal affairs when you using budget-friendly cuts such as ground, leg and shoulder. This season, The American Lamb Board recommends three bold and flavorful lamb recipes fit for dinner tables and tailgating parties alike.

“As temperatures drop, our appetites turn to warm, hearty foods,” says Megan Wortman, executive director, American Lamb Board. “Lamb has a rich flavor profile that complements the season’s best comfort foods. It’s a versatile addition to any fall eating occasion.”

To kick-off the season, the American Lamb Board provides a lamb line-up of fall fare:
Chili Out: For an impressive culinary spin on this American classic, try this Sweet Potato-Poblano Lamb Chili, which uses readily available ground lamb. Naturally milder, ground lamb takes on the flavor of cumin and plays well with poblanos, black beans and sweet potatoes.
Take it to the Grill: Keep up your grill game and serve these Southeast Asian Lamb Skewers at a tailgate party. Cubes of boneless leg of lamb marinate in soy sauce, garlic and ginger, tenderizing the meat and infusing it with umami flavor. Simply skewer and grill until slightly pink in the center, about 3-4 minutes per side.
Opt for One-Pot Cooking: Slow cooking lamb deepen its flavor and breaks the meat down to “fork tender.” This Slow-Cooker Lamb Ragu with Rigatoni features lamb shoulder, a cut that takes less time to cook than other meats. The simple recipe maximizes flavor but slashes the hassle and mess. Other prime candidates for the slow cooker: leg, ground lamb and stew meat.