Lamb, whether it is a roast leg of lamb, or lamb chops, or even a gorgeous crown roast (rack of lamb) is a variety of meat commonly associated with Easter, and yet, it is a wonderful choice for meals, year-round. I had previously never eaten lamb, nor had I tried to cook it. I am so excited to have been given the opportunity to learn more about cooking this delicious protein through a new found sponsor, Shepherd Song Farm. Larry and Judy Moses Jacoby operate their artisan grown lamb and goat farm near Menomonie, Wisconsin. Their animals are 100% grass fed, pasture raised and never confined. They don’t use antibiotics, hormones, grains or animal byproducts. After cooking and serving three different lamb products, from Shepherd Song Farm, my family is hooked! The quality and care taken is obvious from the tender, delicate flavor of each savory morsel.
Great care was taken in packaging my order. The meat arrived packed in a styrofoam ice chest, inserted into a shipping carton. (Minimum purchases of at least $50 in Shepherd Song Farm meat are necessary in order to ensure there is enough meat to keep the entire package cold, during shipping.) Each package of lamb arrived, at my home, vacuum sealed and the meat was in prime condition! I couldn’t wait to be able to try it!
Never having cooked lamb, before, I was excited that the Shepherd Song Farm website had so many recipe ideas and tips, plus Judy has been so kind and helpful in answering the email questions, I have sent. The Shepherd Song Farm website has advice for everyone from beginners to veterans. I didn’t end up using one of the recipes from their site, but since I am definitely a beginner, opted to start with something super simple. Today, I’m delighted to share with you the easiest, juicy, succulent and flavorful grilled Lamb Chops recipe. No special marinating was required and there’s no long, ingredient list to send you hurrying off to the grocery store. From fridge, to table, this delicious main dish is simple and quick to prepare. We served ours with baked potatoes and sweet corn and couldn’t have eaten a more scrumptious meal if we had paid top dollar at a fancy restaurant. I can’t wait for you to give this a try and enjoy it yourself!
- Shepherd Song Farm's lamb loin chops
- Lawry's Seasoning salt
- 1 - 2 Tablespoons butter
- Select the number of lamb loin chops needed for your dinner. I found that one was perfect for me, but that men enjoyed two.
- Place the chops on a platter or tray and sprinkle both sides with Lawry's Seasoning Salt.
- Allow the seasoned lamb chops to sit and come to room temperature, before grilling (30 to 40 minutes).
- Preheat your grill to between 450 and 500 degrees.
- The trick to juicy, tender lamb chops will be to quickly sear them on both sides and then allow them to finish cooking to an internal temperature of 130 degrees. It will only be a few minutes. Shepherd Song Farm lamb is grass-fed, meaning it will cook in even less time, than other lamb, since it is higher in protein and has lower fat content.
- Be sure to use tongs instead of a fork, when you turn the meat. This will prevent poking holes that will allow the juices to escape.
- When the internal temperature of your chops is 130 degrees, remove them to a platter, brush each chop lightly with butter and cover them, loosely with foil. Allow them to rest for at least 20 minutes. The internal temperature will continue to rise as the chops finish cooking.
- Serve with your favorite side dishes. We had baked potatoes and corn. DELISH!
The Jacoby’s take great care in selecting the sheep and goat breeds they raise. They understand that those who feel lamb must be cooked with large amounts of garlic, to be palatable, have eaten lamb from a breed intended for wool, rather than those breeds specifically intended for meat. It’s why I feel confident in recommending that if you have previously felt you didn’t care for lamb, sampling a cut from Shepherd Song Farm, will change your mind and make you anxious to try more.
Shepherd Song Farm is committed to humane care and handling of their livestock, to a 100% grass-fed diet, and the patience to allow their stock a natural growth-span, without hormones or grain. While this means it takes longer for their animals to grow, the end result is superior-quality, pasture-raised meat whose delicate flavor is influenced by the natural and varied diet. The meat is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and beta-carotene. On top of that, I can speak from personal experience that it is delectable and will be a joyfully received treat, whenever it graces your table.
To purchase this high-quality Shepherd Song Farm premium lamb or goat meat for your own table, visit the Shepherd Song Farm online store. Leg of Lamb is currently on sale for 20% off (through April) and Busy-at-Home readers may, also, use this exclusive coupon code 24Chops to receive 15% off your order of lamb or goat chops!
One lucky Busy-at-Home reader will win $50 in their choice of premium Shepherd Song Farm lamb and/or goat. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post, after visiting the Shepherd Song Farm’s website and tell me something new you learned there -or- which cut of meat you would most like to try if you win the $50 gift code. Leave your answer in a comment on this post and then register your comment in the Rafflecopter form. I can’t wait for you to try these delicious meats! Good luck!
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