A popular meat around the globe, lamb is raised and consumed on nearly every continent. Many cultures have iconic dishes based on this delicious meat. Lamb is roasted and stuffed into pitas with yogurt sauce to make the iconic gyros of Greece, it’s the meat of choice in Mongolian barbecue, and it’s charcoal-roasted whole in Chile.
But according to a recent study by the American Lamb Board, 35% of men and women polled stated that they had never eaten lamb. If you fall into that category, it’s time to give lamb a try! Lamb is delicious and versatile, fitting as easily into an entertaining menu as a quick weeknight dinner. Roasted or grilled leg of lamb makes an impressive entree at your next celebration; quick-cooking chops pair perfectly with a variety of side dishes and ground lamb is delicious in meatballs or pasta sauces. And if you’re striving to buy more of your food locally, there are lamb farms in every state.