Top Tips From Our Butcher
Delight and entertain your guests with a creative appetizer. We love lamb lollipops
(lamb rib chops cut from the rack.) They’re beautiful, delicious and they are finger-friendly as they have
their own handle, giving guests freedom to move about.
Make a lamb dish the centerpiece of your meal and the one that you put the most
effort into for presentation.
Expectations for holiday meals are high. A roasted leg of lamb or French rack of lamb
is just the ticket for a beautiful, and memorable meal sure to please your guests and
worth sharing in the Instagram feed.
Make use of in-season produce, like pomegranate, winter squash, celeriac, parsnips,
sweet potatoes and fennel.
If you’re hosting or cooking for multiple gatherings throughout the season, switch up your
routine. Instead of preparing a main dish, along with sides and desserts, consider making
a tapas-style meal with a variety of small plates and dips, easy for guests to make their own
creations. Mini lamb meat pies or lamb meatballs are ideal as a tapas or appetizer.
Get the most out of your main dish. If you have leftover lamb, make a hearty, cozy lamb
stew to keep guests full and satisfied the day after your gathering.
When life just gets too busy to cook at all, no worries, Whole Foods Market has you
covered with a full range of prepared foods on their holiday menu, including lamb, loads of
delicious sides and deserts.