Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

The New Grilling Superstar

Delicious, Lean Lamb Shimmers With Summertime Flavors

MISSION, KS -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- (Family Features) This grilling season, choose lean, tender lamb as the centerpiece for your summer entertaining menu.

Once served only for Easter, there's no reason why lamb can't be enjoyed all year long. Just as turkey has moved beyond Thanksgiving to become everyday fare, the same is true with lamb meat -- it's readily available for all seasons and easy to prepare, allowing for lamb kabobs, burgers, thinly sliced leg of lamb and chops to be a delicious addition to your grilling occasions.

Myths behind the meat
"In my career as a cookbook author and cooking instructor, I have never seen a more misunderstood ingredient than lamb," said Amy Riolo, award-winning author, chef, television personality and culinary educator. "While prized in most other places in the world, lamb remains a mystery to most Americans."

If you haven't tried lamb in a while, you may be surprised by this flavorful protein. While often confused for mutton, the tougher meat of older lamb, young lamb is tender. Others may shy away from this choice protein, believing it has a gamey taste. But modern lamb is raised differently than in the past, resulting in a sweeter, succulent taste. Can lamb fit into a healthy diet? Sure! This rich-tasting meat contains, on average, 175 calories per 3-ounce serving. Lastly, people assume it's expensive; but value cuts, such as the shoulder, leg and ground lamb can fit into any grocery budget.

A better-for-you selection
Serve up lean lamb cuts -- including the leg, loin and rack -- for a protein- and nutrient-packed dish. In fact, on average, a 3-ounce serving delivers almost 50 percent of your daily protein needs and is a good source of iron. Also rich in zinc, selenium and vitamin B-12, a 3-ounce serving of lamb can provide nearly five times the amount of essential omega-3 fatty acids when compared to beef. Lamb is also raised without the addition of synthetic hormones.

Grill up goodness
Chef Amy Riolo provides these tips for serving up the most scrumptious, savory lamb right from your own grill.

  • In a hurry? Choose cubed leg of lamb for kabobs, rib chops or boneless butterflied leg of lamb -- cuts which can be grilled in minutes.
  • Aromatics are lamb's best friends. Onions, garlic, spices and lemon juice enhance the natural sweet flavor in lamb.
  • Grilling lamb with garlic, mint and olive oil is a great way to introduce lamb for first-timers. Cut slits into the lamb meat and insert pieces of garlic cloves, then rub with oil and dried mint.
  • Use a meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature. Lamb will continue cooking after you pull it off the grill, so it's best to remove it about 10 degrees lower than your target temperature.
  • Lamb is best served medium rare (145 degrees F) or medium (160 degrees F). All ground lamb should be cooked to 160 degrees F.

For more lamb recipes and cooking tips, visit www.leanonlamb.com, www.pinterest.com/leanonlamb or on Twitter @leanonlamb.


Kale & Pomegranate Salad with Grilled Lamb
Yield: 6 servings
For marinade:
1 1/2     cup pomegranate juice
3         tablespoons olive oil
3         cloves garlic, chopped
1         tablespoon ground ginger
1         tablespoon cinnamon
2         teaspoons cumin
1         teaspoon salt
1/2       teaspoon pepper
1         (4-pound) leg of lamb, deboned, butterflied and trimmed of visible
          fat
For dressing:
2         teaspoons Dijon mustard
2         tablespoons pomegranate balsamic vinegar
1/4       cup olive oil
          Salt and pepper
For salad:
5         cups baby kale
1         bulb fennel, thinly sliced
1/2       cup pomegranate seeds or sliced red grapes
1/4       cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/4       cup walnut halves, toasted

Combine marinade ingredients in large plastic zip top bag; add lamb and place in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.

Remove lamb from marinade, pat dry and set on tray.

On gas grill, turn all burners to high, close lid and heat until hot, about 15 minutes. Scrape grates clean and brush with oil. Grill lamb, fat side down, over medium-high heat 25 to 35 minutes total, turning half-way through cooking, depending on desired doneness, about 145 degrees F for medium rare and 160 degrees F for medium. Remove from grill and loosely cover with foil, let rest about 15 minutes and thinly slice. While resting, prepare salad.

In large bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Add kale, fennel, pomegranate seed or grapes and toss to coat. Arrange dressed salad on platter and top with sliced lamb, Gorgonzola cheese and toasted walnuts.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 700, Calories from Fat: 410; Total Fat: 46g, 71%DV; Saturated Fat: 15g, 75%DV; Trans Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 165mg, 55%DV; Sodium: 520mg, 22%DV; Total Carbohydrate: 23g, 8%DV; Dietary Fiber: 4g, 16%DV; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 51g; Vitamin A: 170%; Vitamin C: 130%; Calcium: 15%; Iron: 35%


Lamb Loin Chops with Green Bean & Potato Salad
Yield: 6 servings
For salad:
1/2       cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
1/4       cup extra virgin olive oil
1         lemon, zested and juiced
2         tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1         tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1         teaspoon salt
1/2       teaspoon pepper
1         pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1         pound green beans, ends trimmed and cut in half
2         pounds small red new potatoes, larger potatoes cut in half
For lamb:
4         cloves garlic, minced
3         tablespoons olive oil
1         teaspoon salt
1/2       teaspoon pepper
2 1/2     pounds lamb loin chops (or 10 loin chops)

In large bowl, whisk together yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, dill, chives, salt, pepper and cherry tomatoes; set aside.

In large saucepan bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and add to bowl with dressing. Add potatoes to already simmering water and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain potatoes and add to bowl. Toss to coat.

Combine garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in small bowl. Place lamb chops on large tray and rub garlic oil mixture all over lamb loin chops; set aside while grill heats.

On gas grill, turn all burners to high, close lid and heat until grates are hot, about 15 minutes. Scrape grates clean. Grill lamb chops about 6 minutes per side or until cooked to 145 degrees F for medium rare. Move to clean plate and let rest 5 minutes. Toss potato salad again and serve with lamb chops.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 660; Calories from Fat: 370; Total Fat: 41g, 63%DV; Saturated Fat: 13g, 65%DV; Trans Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 105mg, 35%DV; Sodium: 870mg, 36%DV; Total Carbohydrate: 36g, 12%DV; Dietary Fiber: 5g, 20%DV; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 34g; Vitamin A: 20%; Vitamin C: 90%; Calcium: 8%; Iron: 25%

About Family Features Editorial Syndicate
This and other food and lifestyle content can be found at www.editors.familyfeatures.com. Family Features is a leading provider of free food and lifestyle content for use in print and online publications. Register with no obligation to access a variety of formatted and unformatted features, accompanying photos, and automatically updating Web content solutions.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2583643

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
"We specialize in testing. DevOps is all about continuous delivery and accelerating the delivery pipeline and there is no continuous delivery without testing," noted Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect at Spirent Communications, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
How do you securely enable access to your applications in AWS without exposing any attack surfaces? The answer is usually very complicated because application environments morph over time in response to growing requirements from your employee base, your partners and your customers. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Haseeb Budhani, CEO and Co-founder of Soha, shared five common approaches that DevOps teams follow to secure access to applications deployed in AWS, Azure, etc., and the friction an...
"Alert Logic is a managed security service provider that basically deploys technologies, but we support those technologies with the people and process behind it," stated Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Digital Transformation is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and related initiatives. The phrase is certainly not a precise one, and as subject to hand-waving and distortion as any high-falutin' terminology in the world of information technology. Yet it is an excellent choice of words to describe what enterprise IT—and by extension, organizations in general—should be working to achieve. Digital Transformation means: handling all the data types being found and created in the organizat...
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to tran...
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of pro...
With SaaS use rampant across organizations, how can IT departments track company data and maintain security? More and more departments are commissioning their own solutions and bypassing IT. A cloud environment is amorphous and powerful, allowing you to set up solutions for all of your user needs: document sharing and collaboration, mobile access, e-mail, even industry-specific applications. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Shawn Mills, President and a founder of Green House Data, discussed h...
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
"Our biggest growth area has been the security services, the managed services - the things that differentiate us in the market that there is no client that's too small and there's no client that's too big," explained Paul Mazzucco, Chief Security Officer at TierPoint, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting. In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affect t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Containers are changing the security landscape for software development and deployment. As with any security solutions, security approaches that work for developers, operations personnel and security professionals is a requirement. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kevin Gilpin, CTO and Co-Founder of Conjur, will discuss various security considerations for container-based infrastructure and related DevOps workflows.