What Do You Eat?! Vol. 18 – Alysia Had a Little Lamb

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Baaa?

Do lambs say baaa…or is that only sheep? Wait, what’s the difference? Oh, they’re the same animal. Lambs are just baby sheep. How embarrassing.

Anyway, remember that one time when I didn’t like lamb? Yeah, me too. How silly. I decided I like lamb now. And luckily for me, some other people I’m related to like lamb as well. And they like buying whole lambs. And giving me free meat. Which is awesome. Because…free meat.

So now I have all this lamb meat. What to do with it? Good question.

The cuts of meat I have right now are lamb shoulder, lamb steaks, and ground lamb. Well. I know what to do with ground lamb so I figured why not try the shoulder. Something new.

So, what do I do? Obviously I googled, “lamb shoulder recipe paleo” because i like my food to be grain and refined sugar free. Luckily, the internet is great and I found this super easy recipe that took me about five minutes to prepare.

before

Aren’t slow cookers the best thing ever? I’m cooking a butternut squash in my slow cooker right now…and I’m not even at my house. Speaking of squash…isn’t squash great? Yeah, it is.

in pot

I just threw everything into the slow cooker and let it cook over night. When I woke up in the morning it was all ready to go and be eaten for my dinner.

after

What are you supposed to eat with lamb? Maybe I should have googled that one. But I already had plenty of other food so I just ate it with a sweet potato and some cucumbers. I am really going to miss having so much fresh produce around when winter returns.

plated lamb

Of course, it was delicious. And so easy. Have you ever had lamb shoulder? If so, how did you cook it? Or do you have any delicious lamb recipes? Let me know in the comments! I need some inspiration for the rest of the meat.

4 Comments

  1. Debbie   •  

    So I’ve been trying to post a message on here for a while. Keep getting an error. Hope it works this time! :) So I love lamb, too. I’ve been eating a lot of it but it makes me sort of sad because I love the little guys and feel bad that I’m eating them. But I have a great recipe called Lamb & Hummus Pita and it is really good. However, I know you don’t eat wheat/grains so I suppose you could substitute something else instead instead. It’s sort of like the lamb gyro recipe you have out here but it has a different flavor since you use different ingredients. If you’d like the recipe, let me know and I’ll email it to you. I think I have your email address. :)

    Have fun on your trip! Be careful!

    • Alysia   •     Author

      Yeah, I’d love the recipe! Maybe I’ll adapt it and post it on my blog. If you don’t have my email, my mom can give it to you. Or you could just post it on here. Sorry for the comment errors! I’ve been having a spam issue so I had to install a blocker. Thanks for being persistent!

  2. Danielle Bingham   •  

    I’m one of those people who don’t like lamb.. it has a nasty flavor that I just can’t take.
    But.. it sounds so good when you talk about it. Maybe I’ll give lamb shoulder a try.
    I’ve only had ground lamb in grapeleaves.

    • Alysia   •     Author

      Well, I’m sure you’ll have plenty of opportunities to try it since you guys have so much lamb! I don’t mind the flavor really.

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