February 13, 2024

Lamb Lovers Month, Influencer Edition

February is Lamb Lovers Month, a time to indulge in the savory delights of American Lamb. We've reached out to some of our influencer partners to share their passion for cooking with this versatile ingredient.

We asked our influencers three questions: 

  • Why do you love cooking with American Lamb?  
  • How would you describe the taste of American Lamb to people who have never tried it?  
  • What’s your favorite recipe with American Lamb? 

Let's dive into their insights and discover why American Lamb holds a special place in their hearts and kitchens.

Lauren from The Curious Plate:

Q: Why do you love cooking with American Lamb?

A: I enjoy cooking with American Lamb because not only is it refreshing to eat a locally sourced protein, but it's so versatile! We incorporate lamb into our breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. Lamb adds so much flavor and a boost of nutrients which is great when feeding a family!

Q: How would you describe the taste of American Lamb to people who have never tried it?

A: Lamb has a mild, but buttery taste. The great thing about enjoying lamb is that you don't have to manipulate it for it to shine. Salt, pepper, and a touch of lemon juice will make you want to eat lamb every day.

Q: What’s your favorite recipe with American Lamb?

A: My Grilled Jerk American Lamb Jerk Loin Chops. The marinade is simple, but the flavor is extraordinary. The best part? You can apply the marinade to any cut of lamb for another versatile dish.

Danielle from Rustic Joyful Food:

Q: Why do you love cooking with American Lamb?

A: I love cooking with American lamb for its versatility and unique flavor! I use lamb for grilling, probably my favorite way to cook lamb. I even use the ground lamb in staple weeknight recipes for my family, like spaghetti sauce and tacos!  

Q: How would you describe the taste of American Lamb to people who have never tried it?

A: Mild earthy and tender! Lamb is juicy and has a subtle red meat flavor that’s truly unique. It’s delicious!

Q: What’s your favorite recipe with American Lamb?

A: It would have to be a meatball or lamb loin chop!  My cured lemon & lamb meatballs with herbed yogurt are bright and filling, and my family loves them! 

Mahy from Two Purple Figs:

Q: Why do you love cooking with American Lamb?

A:  I love cooking with American Lamb as it's always fresh, tasty, and high quality lamb. My background is from the Mediterranean, so believe me, I know what quality lamb tastes like! Aside from how amazing it is, once you know local ranchers and visit a few farms, you'll fall in love with American lamb even more. It's raised with so much love. We've tried lamb from so many places, and our family and friends have all agreed that American Lamb is our favorite.

Q: How would you describe the taste of American Lamb to people who have never tried it?

A:  I get asked that question so many times! I always say, American lamb has a buttery sweet taste compared to any lamb out there. So forget that gamey taste reputation, and give it a try! Also, because of how mild and buttery American Lamb is, you'll find that it fits your favorite dishes like stir fry, burgers, fajitas, tacos and more! So you don't need a whole roast, and you don't need special recipes all the time, just make your favorite dishes using it and you're all set to enjoy it!

Q: What’s your favorite recipe with American Lamb?

A:  That's the hardest question ever, like ever! I'll narrow it down to a few, so I have favorite roasts that remind me of the Holidays and family gatherings like this Leg of lamb and one pot Lamb shoulder chops and rice. There are favorite signature dishes from my grandma, like this lamb stew with eggplant/yogurt base. Some favorite Turkish street food recipes like Turkish Lamb Pizzas or grilled Lamb skewers

Then there's the weekday wonders or favorite recipes made unique with lamb, like our Lamb Birria Tacos, Lamb steaks all summer long, and Philly Cheesesteak Sliders for parties!

American Lamb offers endless possibilities to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you're into simple marinades or crave more complex flavors, there really is a lamb dish for every palate.


Connect with our influencers:

Lauren Grier: https://thecuriousplate.com/  

Rustic Joyful Food: https://rusticjoyfulfood.com/ 

Two Purple Figs: https://www.twopurplefigs.com/

"Show Us Your Chops" logo for Lamb Lovers Month.

Don’t forget for the month of February, we’re celebrating Lamb Lovers Month with a gift to Ewe! 

Join us in spreading the love for lamb throughout the month of February. Your passion for chops could win you a shallow Dutch oven + TWO racks of American Lamb. The Lamb Lovers community can't wait to see your delicious creations!

How to Enter:

  • Snap a photo enjoying lamb chops at a restaurant or preparing them in your kitchen.
  • Head to our website and submit your chop shot for a chance to win a shallow Dutch oven + TWO racks of American Lamb.
  • Share your lamb love on social media using the hashtag #showusyourchops.

Enter on our website here: https://americanlamb.com/