Tasty, tender, and lean, California-raised lamb is a wonderful addition to your meal rotation. The lamb you find at your farmers' market is milk and grass-fed and sustainably raised. Sheep excel in peaceful, calm surroundings, so one of the rancher’s primary objectives is to maintain a reduced-stress environment where the sheep can grow and flourish naturally. The remote valleys in California are ideal for these quiet surroundings.
Lamb is a nutritious alternative to other proteins. A 3-ounce serving of lamb provides nearly five times the essential omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic acid of a 3-ounce serving of beef. An average 3-ounce serving of lamb, which has 175 calories and meets nearly half of your daily protein needs. Pick up some lamb chops, a roast, or lamb shanks for a fantastic meal. Pair with red wine, some sweet potatoes, and fresh spring asparagus.
If you plan to freeze your lamb for a longer period of time, wrap it in its original packaging with airtight freezer wrap, or place it in an airtight freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.