Frozen Lamb Meat
How To Thaw Frozen Lamb:
- When thawing lamb in the refrigerator, lamb roasts and chops should be used within 3-5 days. However, ground lamb or stew meat should be used within 1-2 days. If you do not use the lamb within this time period, you may refreeze lamb without cooking it first.
- When thawing lamb in cold water, leave frozen lamb in its packaging, making sure it is airtight. If not, transfer it to a leak-proof bag. Keep the lamb submerged in cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes to continue thawing. Cook lamb immediately after thawing. It should not be refrozen unless cooked first.
- When thawing lamb in the microwave, as with the cold water method, when frozen lamb is thawed in the microwave, it must be cooked immediately. It should not be refrozen unless cooked first.
Recipe courtesy of American Lamb, http://www.americanlamb.com.
Blues and BBQ go together perfectly, and this year was no exception. The Newport Blues & BBQ Festival offered a fantastic line-up of music and food. The blues platform included James Cotton Blues Band, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Matt “Guitar” Murphy with Rick Russell & the Cadillac Horns, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters and Quinn Sullivan.
During the day it was not only time for music, but also great food. Eddie’s BBQ, Smoke House, Julians Smoker and Kinfolks BBQ were all in the running to take the top award for best BBQ at this year’s event. The lines were long to each contestant, but none matched the lines to Kinfolks BBQ. Thus, it was no surprise that they were voted Best BBQ at the 2013 Newport Blues & BBQ Festival.
The unique find of the event however, was not in the mix of usual BBQ suspects. It was in fact not even a contender, American Lamb. They offered samples of delicious and succulent lamb jerky and a booth filled with funny lamb-ear headbands as well as photos. In addition, one could learn all about the cooking times, temperatures by cut and a few great recipes for lamb, that you couldn’t at the other stations. American Lamb is definitely the reason to try your hand at cooking lamb at home. However you decide to prepare it, when buying frozen lamb, they key is to thaw it properly first. After, you are ready to make lamb jerky or your favorite lamb BBQ.