Superior Farms will Wow Your Guests with Delicious American Lamb

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Superior Farms will Wow Your Guests with Delicious American Lamb
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Easter Dinner Should Include American Lamb From Superior Farms

Superior Farms American lamb is the perfect addition to the Easter table as a healthy and unique option for the holiday. Superior Farms sustainably raised American Lamb is known for unparalleled taste, simple preparation, and a healthy perspective. Its tender and mild taste is commanded by the largest retailers and finest restaurants, so you can save money and your sanity (no reservations!) while serving the best at home.

The novelty of lamb has also made it intimidating, so you’re sure to impress even though the truth is that if you can cook a steak, you can cook lamb. This lean red meat is also a good source of iron, zinc and B12.

Below are a couple of recipes for you to enjoy!

American Lamb Shanks with White Wine, Fennel and Tarragon

Superior Farms American Lamb

Cooking lamb shanks is really pretty easy. The main thing is to keep them moist and cook them slow and low and your shank will be perfect every time.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients
4 American Lamb shanks, 1 pound each

Salt and pepper, to taste

Olive oil, as needed

1 fennel bulb, cored and sliced

1 yellow onion, sliced

6 garlic cloves, smashed

3 bay leaves

2 1/2 cups dry white wine

1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon

Directions
1. Season lamb with salt and pepper. In a large pot, add oil; brown lamb in batches on all sides. Transfer lamb to a plate. Add fennel and onion to the pot; cook until soft, 6 minutes. Stir in garlic and bay leaves; cook until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add wine and broth; bring to a boil. Turn off heat; return lamb to the pot. Cover and cook at 350ºF until tender, 2-1/2 hours. Transfer lamb to a platter.

2. Simmer sauce over medium heat until reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in tarragon.

3. Serve with orzo.

Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board

American Lamb Lollipops with Two Sauces

Superior Farms American Lamb

Lamb loin “lollipops” are the perfect party food, and served with a fresh mint and tomato sauce and a prepared pesto sauce it’s easy to feed a crowd.

  • Prep: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Ingredients
½ cup Dijon-style mustard

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp minced fresh rosemary

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 ½ tsp kosher salt

2 American Lamb racks, frenched

PESTO SAUCE (FOR THE MINTED TOMATO SAUCE)

1 garlic clove

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

½ tsp dried oregano

1-2 tbsp red wine vinegar

2-3 fresh tomatoes, crushed

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp chopped fresh mint

Directions
1. For the lamb: Combine the mustard, vinegar, oil, rosemary, garlic and salt. Place the lamb in a roasting or sheet pan with the ribs curving down; coat the tops with the mustard mixture. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.

2. For the sauce: In a small bowl smash the garlic clove with a pinch of salt. In a food processor, combine the smashed garlic and ¼ cup water along with the oil, oregano, vinegar, tomatoes, lemon juice, and mint and blend for 1 minute. Transfer the sauce to a serving dish.

3. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Roast the lamb for 20 minutes.

4. Remove the lamb from the oven, cover it with aluminum foil, and let the meat rest for 15 minutes.

5. Cut the lamb into individual ribs (“lollipops”) and serve them with the Minted Tomato Sauce and pesto sauce.

Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board

About Superior Farms

Superior Farms American lamb

Superior Farms is the leading purveyor of ranch-to-table American lamb. Proudly providing the highest quality natural lamb for a variety of recipes from weeknight dinners to Sunday brunch, lunches and more, Superior Farms offers a range of premium cuts that make it easy to have lamb for a change. While lamb is typically thought of as a protein for holidays or special occasions, Superior Farms takes the guess work out of preparing delicious lamb entrees, whether it’s tender tailgate sliders or spicy pitas with cucumber tzatziki. Offering numerous health benefits with exceptional flavor, lamb is a good source of iron, zinc and B12, plus a great source of protein.

Superior Farms was founded in Ellensburg, Wash. in 1964, and moved its operations to Northern California in 1981. From the mountains of Utah, the brisk winters of Minnesota and the shores of California, Superior Farms prides itself on working exclusively with family ranchers who raise lambs with the best care and commitment to a quality wellbeing and stable environment. These family ranchers use sustainable practices, including grazing lambs in national forest lands, crops after harvest and vineyards to reduce equipment use, allowing nutrients and microbes to be replenished in the soil. Further, Superior Farms uses top of the line technology including solar panels and wind turbines to offset more than 90 percent of its Dixon, Calif. plants’ total energy use. Respecting a nutrient rich land, maintaining a sustainable footprint, and working with dedicated family ranchers who raise its flocks with the highest level of care, are all core values that make Superior Farms the leader in American lamb. From the plant floor to the corner office, Superior Farms is also proud to be 100 percent owned by its dedicated and talented employees.

Look for Superior Farms, Cascade Creek and Farmer’s Mark brands at finer retail stores and restaurants.

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