Lamb Without Mint Jelly

Grandma used to prepare a leg of lamb with mint jelly.  I liked the lamb but the mint jelly was gross so I never ever thought to look for cuts of lamb in the grocery store to prepare for my family.  I think the green jelly haunted me.  When we first moved here, I wanted to purchase local beef but didn’t know anyone who raised cattle.  I did an internet search and all that came up was a local lamb producer.  I decided to try some chops and ground lamb and it was delicious.  We bought 3 sheep from him to start our own flock and he’s now a very good friend.  He throws an annual event for his customers and friends, we had lamb prepared every which way.   Whole roasted on a spit, lamb tenderloin tartare, smoked mutton, lamb meatball and pate sandwiches with pickled vegetables, lamb charcuterie, lamb hot dogs, lamb sausage pizza (with my goat cheese), lamb pastrami and bacon reubens, lamb tacos.  And these are just the dishes I got photos of.  It was a fantastic weekend of wonderful food.  I’m full.  And next time you’re out to dinner… try the lamb.   🙂

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Knickers
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 08:27:48

    It all looks delish! We love lamb. When people come to visit we’ll throw a leg on the bbq and guests will say “Ooh! What’s that?” then turn their noses up when we tell them it’s lamb. After they’ve eaten they’re converted into lamb lovers but they always have a story of when they were younger and ate some horrible lamb dish that put them off for decades 😉

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  2. Connie
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 09:52:30

    I agree! Lamb gets a bad rap.

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  3. Gloria
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 10:21:05

    everything looks yummy and I don’t even like lamb. Since I’m the only one in the family who doesn’t I guess I need to be more adventurous. (I was one of those who had a bad experience)

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  4. Jennifer
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 10:29:32

    I’m not a lamb lover but if I’d been at this event I bet I would have become a convert. It all looks delicious!!

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  5. Connie
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 10:29:54

    You’ll need to let us cook some for you next time you come up!

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  6. Lora
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 17:27:04

    It was a crazy-fun couple of days. The food was awesome and if there was anyone there who came not sure about lamb, they left big fans.
    Wonderful time and great company!

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  7. Connie
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 17:57:51

    Can’t wait for next year!

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