Ready to prepare an exquisite lamb dinner, but not sure where to begin? Lamb is one of those meats that can come off as intimidating, when really, preparation is not as daunting as it may seem; especially with New Zealand's top chef, Peter Gordon, showing us the ropes.
February marks the beginning of lamb season in New Zealand. When it comes to cooking, New Zealand Lamb is extremely versatile, working beautifully with a variety of ingredients to create mouth-watering dishes.
As well as being a versatile and delicious meat, New Zealand Lamb is also one of the healthier red meats that you can eat. High in B vitamins, zinc, iron and full of protein, while remaining relatively low in cholesterol and calories, it can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.
Chef Gordon is not shy when it comes to sharing his passion for preparing and eating the succulent dish. “Being a New Zealander, lamb has always been one of my firm favorites to eat. As our lamb is reared on open pastures, it makes it the most tender, nutritious and succulent meat. With its versatile flavors, lamb can be married with a variety of ingredients to create delicious dishes for any occasion.”
To watch and learn as Peter Gordon creates a delicious lamb recipe from scratch, check out our video above.
Find more tips and hints from Peter Gordon on different cuts of lamb, how to carve and wine matching at Love Our Lamb.