Spring is the season of new beginnings. The weather starts to get warmer, the days longer, and nature comes to life again. There’s no better time to try something new!

This spring, combine your passion for cooking with the concept of new beginnings by learning more about spring lamb. 

What is a spring lamb?

A spring lamb is an exceptionally tender cut with a mild flavor. Typically, it is much easier to carve and can also be butterflied for barbecuing. The pink color and velvety texture can create a perfect meal for you and your family this spring.

How to cook a spring lamb

The possibilities are endless with each cut of spring lamb! Staying inside for the night? Roast the leg or loin of lamb. Feel like barbequing? Grill the middle loin or loin chops. Want to try a new take on an American classic? Braise and mince the shoulder, loin or leg to make lamb burgers. 

What to pair with a spring lamb

Something about a spring lamb screams “special occasion” so it’s important to pair the delicacy with sides that compliment the flavor. 

A simple option is roasted brussels sprouts. All you need is a little olive oil and salt to enhance the meal with little effort.

If you are looking for something a bit heartier, consider mashed potatoes. These fluffy, creamy mashed potatoes can add more decadence to your meal. Just add cream, milk, and herbs to create the perfect texture and flavor for this side.

For a light refreshing side, try a spinach salad paired with a creamy balsamic vinaigrette. This quick and easy option will give you more time to focus on the real star of the show, the spring lamb. 

When you are planning a meal for your next special occasion this spring, come into Taylor’s Market to find the right food for your meal.