If you’re looking to elevate your dinners with lamb, adding a wine pairing is a must!
Understanding which wines go with beautifully, mild flavoured SunGold lamb will delight your taste buds, and impress your guests. However, with so many options out there, we get that wine pairing can seem daunting!
To make things nice and easy, we’ve narrowed this list down to our top five wine recommendations that go perfectly with our mild flavoured SunGold lamb!
Pinot Noir is light-to-medium bodied. It has aromas of strawberry, cherry, and raspberry with subtle hints of vanilla and leather, making it a fruity and juicy wine to go with your mouthwatering lamb dish!
Pinot Noir is an easy drinking wine, which makes it great for those dipping their toes into the vino world. The slight acidity and notes of fruit really help to complement the rich flavour of lamb. Pinot Noir is round and smooth, and pairs well with herb seasoning and fresh vegetables.
Let’s start out with this: It’s a myth that white wine doesn’t go with lamb!
A fine Bordeaux wine, red or white, makes a wonderful pairing with SunGold lamb.
Red Bordeaux wines are medium-to-full bodied, with aromas of plum and black currant. They also have earthy notes of pencil lead or wet gravel. However, the taste of the wine itself is fruity, leading into savory, prickly tannins.
White Bordeaux wines are either fruity and light, or creamy and rich. We recommend selecting a fruity white Bordeaux wine to go with lamb, as its flavours of grapefruit, citrus, and lemon will add layers to your meal.
If you’re feeling spicy, Syrah wine makes the perfect accompaniment to your lamb masterpiece!
Syrah is Pinot Noir’s boisterous, outgoing older sister. This wine is one of the world’s darkest reds, and is bold in flavor. It features a great amount of delectable tannins, and is full bodied. With flavours of dark berries and spices, Syrah will add spice and dimension to your next lamb dish.
Now that you know about some of the most delicious wines that pair amazingly with lamb, why not grab a bottle for your next meal? Remember, taste is subjective! Use this guide as a base to explore the wonderful world of wine and lamb!
Ready for the holidays, but not so ready to make Christmas dinner? Let SunGold lamb make your preparation for the holidays less stressful and give you one less thing to worry about!
Check out our quick and easy guide on how to create a lamb Christmas dinner that will impress your guests!
Start your Christmas dinner off with some delicious lamb appetizers, like our Lamb Tonight Kabobs. With our wide selection of kabobs (such as souvlaki, kofta, taste of India, gyros, and shawarma), the hardest part will be choosing what your palate desires!
Our kabobs come pre-skewered. There is no need to skewer them yourself,saving you time and energy during the busy holiday season. What?s more, all Lamb Tonight products come pre-seasoned,pre-marinated, and gluten free, making our kabobs a fast and effortless appetizer for you andyour guests to enjoy!
For extra goodness, serve our kabobs with a side of mixed vegetables or salad.
If Mediterranean is more your style, wrap our mild flavored meatballs in lettucewith a drizzle of sauce of your choice! They might just be the best appetizer your guests have ever had.
Our Lamb Tonight sausages are sure to be a hit at your Christmas dinner. No matter if you serve them straight out of the package or slice them up, your guests will undoubtedly be pleased.
Choose from our two mouthwatering flavours: merguez or mild Italian. Just add heat, and eat! Simple, isn?t it?
Tip: if you?re serving our sausages sliced, spear them with toothpicks to make them more convenient to eat! Want to get even more fancy with our Lamb Tonight sausages? Add a layer of melted cheese for a hearty appetizer.
Rack of Lamb
Now that we?ve stimulated your guests? appetites with our appetizers, it?s time to blow them away with a SunGold rack of lamb.
We offer classically frenched racks that are sure to create some ?ooh?s and ?ahh?s from your guests. We believe in only serving the best to our customers – delicious flavour is guaranteed.?
Our mild Canadian lamb racks are sure to be the highlight of your Christmas dinner.
This recipe is from our main man, Jamie Oliver – and we promise you won?t be disappointed. Not only does a leg of lamb look beautiful on your Christmas table, but the roasting technique really helps to bring out its delicious flavour.?
Just throw this easy dish in the oven, and let the aromas of garlic, fresh rosemary, and lemon fill your house!?
For your next Christmas dinner meal, use our Lamb Tonight seasoned lamb for shepherd?s pie. We made this product specifically for shepherd?s pie to give you the perfect complement of flavourful meat. All you have to do is make your favourite shepherd?s pie and substitute our seasoned lamb!
We?re sure your guests will love it, and will be begging for a second slice.
In need of a recipe? Make our fully loaded shepherd?s pie and try it yourself by following our recipe here.
There you have it, a simple how to guide on creating an easy lamb Christmas dinner!
These are just some of the various appetizers and entr?es you can make for the holidays with our lamb products, as there are many, many other dishes you can make!
Cooking Christmas dinner doesn?t have to be a burden. Make your Christmas dinner trouble-free this year with SunGold Meats!
Each time we step into the grocery store, we are faced with dozens of options for proteins. The options seem endless – we have the choice to choose the type of meat, the cut of meat, and even the producers of the meat. As humans, we love familiarity as it keeps us feeling comfortable. However, change can be good as it introduces us to new experiences. The next time you step into the grocery store, why not try something new, like lamb?
There are more and more people who are switching to lamb as their protein of choice every day. Here are some reasons why they (and why you should) make the switch to lamb:
1. High Source of Protein
Lamb is primarily made up of protein, providing all nine essential amino acids that your body requires for proper growth and maintenance. Thus, eating lamb contributes to positive health. Lamb is especially beneficial for those who engage in daily physical activity, such as athletes and bodybuilders, since protein helps with muscle repair.
Consuming lamb can also prevent overeating since it is protein heavy. Protein is widely known for creating higher levels of satiety. Therefore, lamb can contribute to maintaining a healthy weight.
2. Rich Source of Vitamins and Minerals
Lamb is a great source of a variety of vitamins and minerals, including:
Vitamin B12 ? this vitamin is important for the formation of blood cells and the healthy functioning of the brain.
Selenium ? selenium acts as a powerful antioxidant, and therefore prevents damage to cells that are caused by free radicals.
Zinc ? this mineral is vital for the development and formation of hormones.
And these are just some of the vitamins and minerals that lamb is incredibly rich in. Consuming lamb will ensure you are getting a healthy supply of different types of vitamins and minerals to support good health.
3. Excellent Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Today people are consuming more omega-6 fatty acids than they are consuming omega-3 fatty acids. This is an issue because omega-6 is pro-inflammatory and omega-3 is anti-inflammatory. Thus, omega-3 can possibly lower the risk of heart disease.
Omega 3 also promotes healthy skin as it supports flexibility, moisture retention, and antioxidant function, leaving your skin hydrated with diminished visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Who knew lamb could keep you young??
4. Great Source of Iron
Since lamb is a red meat, it has much more iron than other sources of protein, like fish or chicken. Therefore, consuming lamb increases the composition of red blood cells, increases the proportion of hemoglobin in the blood, and even improves blood flow and the delivery of oxygen to cells.
Lamb also has more heme iron than non-heme iron (heme iron comes from animals, and non-heme iron is found in plants). Heme iron is absorbed much better than non-heme iron; thus, eating lamb is beneficial if you are looking to prevent and improve iron deficiency, and symptoms of anemia. As lamb is rich in iron, eating lamb can help you meet your goals for iron intake.
5. High in Calcium
Lamb meat is high in calcium. This makes lamb a great source of calcium for those who are calcium deficient and cannot consume other sources of calcium, like milk. The consumption of lamb and its high calcium content provides benefits such as maintaining strong and healthy bones, preventing disruptions, and preventing bone abnormalities.
SunGold Speciality Meats makes it easy for you to make the switch by providing a variety ofLamb Tonight products to choose from, along easy-to-make recipes!?
Our Lamb Tonight Line is pre-seasoned, mild flavored and convenient. Just add heat, and eat!??
From burgers to sausages to meatballs and kabobs, our healthy and tasty options will have you wishing you made the switch sooner! You can pick up our Lamb Tonight products at Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, Federated Coop and Calgary Coop.?
What are you waiting for? Pick up a package (or two, or three?) today!
If you haven?t been hiding under a rock, you?ve likely heard of the Keto diet and its health and weight loss benefits. This diet is similar to low carb diets such as the Atkin?s and Paleo diet, and has generated just as much interest. But what exactly is the Keto diet?
In this blog, we break down the complex information around the Keto diet into bite-sized pieces, so you can determine?with the help of your doctor?if it?s right for you. You?ll also learn how our favourite protein, lamb, can play an important part in this diet!?
What is the Keto Diet?
A Ketogenic (?Keto?) diet is a low-carbohydrate, moderate-protein, high-fat diet. In a Keto diet, you replace carbohydrates (which is converted into glucose, aka sugar) with fat as an alternative energy source for your body.?
A standard Ketogenic diet contains 75% fat, 20% protein, and only 5% carbohydrates.* When we drastically reduce the amount of carbs we consume, we force our body to enter a metabolic state called ketosis.?
Ketosis is when our body burns fat instead of glucose for energy. Our liver turns fat into ketones, a source of fuel.
*Fat, protein, and carbohydrates are called macronutrients, the three big nutrients we get from our daily food intake.
What Do I Eat and What Do I Avoid Eating on a Keto Diet?
The Keto diet is about replacing carbohydrates with fat. But we?re not talking about eating unhealthy fats here. The Keto diet encourages people to eat whole and unprocessed foods. Let?s take a look at what you should and shouldn?t eat on Keto.
Foods that are high in fat, but low in carbs such as:
Meat: Red and white meat, particularly fatty meat, including lamb, beef products like steak, chicken, turkey, pork products such as bacon and ham, offal.?
Fish: Look for fatty fish like salmon and tuna.
Eggs: Choose eggs that are organic or come from free-range animals.
Dairy: Butter, cream, cheese, etc. Again, look for products that are unprocessed.
Vegetables: Leafy greens like kale, spinach, and broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Veggies will be where you get most of your carbs and fiber.
Avocados are recommended as one of the few fruits to eat on a Keto diet because they contain healthy fats.
?Low-fat?/diet foods: These are often heavily processed with high sugar content.
Unhealthy fats: Mayonnaise, processed vegetable oils, etc.
Benefits of the Keto Diet
Okay, so the Keto diet can be restrictive. No carbs? What is this life??
However, the Keto diet has many great health benefits for anyone looking to improve their metabolic or overall health. Some of these benefits include:
Weight loss: Because you?re eating fewer calories while also burning calories in the form of fat, you lose weight. Additionally, the Keto diet helps you feel fuller, longer, and reduces appetite.
Increases energy and improves mood: A steady supply of ketones instead of glucose for fuel mean less energy slumps. The Keto diet also fuels your brain better than carbs and makes you feel great.
Lowers risk of diseases: Body fat, cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure are all affected by the Keto diet, leading to a lowered risk of heart disease.
Treats diseases and conditions: The Keto diet has been found to lower blood sugar and insulin levels in people with Type 2 diabetes, reduce seizures in epileptic patients and improve symptoms in Alzheimer?s disease, Parkinson?s disease and Polycystic ovary syndrome.
Side-Effects of the Keto Diet
As with any major change, your body needs time to adjust. This is why one of the main side effects you may feel at the beginning of the Keto diet is the Keto flu. The Keto flu mimics symptoms of the real flu, including fatigue, headaches, and irritability. This is because you are going through a carbohydrate withdrawal. It is very important to stay hydrated and replenish your electrolytes, as you will lose a lot of water on the Keto diet.
Keto-Friendly Lamb Recipes?
Lamb is a great source of healthy fats and high-quality protein as well as numerous vitamins and minerals. On top of that, it has no carbs! SunGold?s products are perfect for your Keto meal plan. Here?s one of our Keto-friendly, low-carb recipes:
Whisk together orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, brown sugar, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper; pour over lamb in non-metallic container or in resealable plastic bag. Cover or seal; refrigerate lamb for at least 4 hours or up to 6 hours.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Grill steaks, turning once, for about 8 minutes for medium-rare or until desired doneness.
Avocado Salsa: Meanwhile, combine avocado, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper. Serve with steaks.
Instead of the salsa, serve the lamb simply with avocado ? with a squeeze of lime and chopped cilantro if desired.
*Note: Although sugar should be drastically reduced on a Keto diet, that doesn?t mean you must eliminate it altogether. Just make sure it stays below your 5% carbohydrate intake per day.
Canadian summers are beautiful but short, and we can?t believe September is upon us!?
We want to help you extend the summer feels with these delicious dishes from our Lamb Tonight product line! From burgers to meatballs and sausages to kabobs, we have great tastes, exotic flavours, and healthy options on the menu for you to savour.
Our Lamb Tonight line is freshly made, pre-seasoned and convenient? – just add a little heat and enjoy.
Available at your local Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, Foodland, Calgary CO-OP and Federated CO-OP
Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well. Cook kabobs, turning once, for about 8 minutes or until cooked through.
Toss together tomatoes, mango, apple, lime juice, olive oil, sugar and salt. Stir in basil and green onions.
Divide salad evenly among 4 plates; top with kabobs. Sprinkle with cashews and serve with naan bread.
Prep Time: 15 minutes?
Cook Time: 10 minutes?
Total Time: 25 minutes?
Serve the kabobs over basmati rice if desired.
Substitute almonds or peanuts for cashews if desired.
For a spicy salad, garnish with thinly sliced fresh Thai chili peppers.
Lamb Meatballs with Lemon-Cumin Yogurt
So you?ve been invited to an end of summer bash, and you don?t want to bring the usual casserole? how about something different, or dare we say, absolutely scrumptious? Try these lamb meatballs with lemon-cumin yogurt, and be the talk of the party! We?re also sure you?ll get a few requests for the recipe!
Fire up your grill or get your campfire going. You?ll be cooking the kabobs over medium-high to high heat.
Build your skewers by threading the lamb, tomatoes, and halloumi on their own skewers. Brush the tomato and cheese skewers with oil.
Once the grill has reached a medium-high heat, place all the skewers on the grate. Grill, turning often, until the lamb has cooked through (about 10 minutes), the tomatoes are soft and beginning to blister (about 4 minutes), and the halloumi is soft and grill marks form (about 3 minutes on each side). Heat the flatbreads over the grill until warm.?
Make the yogurt sauce by combining the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and salt.
Build your gyros by spreading some of the sauce on each flatbread and topping with the lamb, tomatoes, and halloumi.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes??
Total Time: 25 minutes?
? TIP: Replace the lemon-garlic yogurt sauce in the previous recipe with tzatziki, another great sauce that goes well with gyros.?
As September brings in the first hint of fall?s chill, it?s time to talk everyone’s quick dinner solution: The slow cooker!?
If you?re like us, you?ll want to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying the last of the nice weather this month has to offer. Full schedules beg for quick, delicious healthy meals. If you?ve been with us awhile, you know we have a collection of recipes to inspire your lamb dinners.?
Of course, if you visit yourfavourite grocer, you can pick up delicious Sungold Meats? ready made Lamb Tonight options. But, there?s always a bit of Hoorah! when you know you?ve put together a dinner from scratch. And, this wonderful list of recipes is for those moments.?
Get ready to Prep. Set. Forget.
Whether you?re using a crockpot or the now infamous Instant Pot, these succulentrecipes will surely impress your tastebuds, and have your family begging for more.
A crockpot lamb shoulder is bound to impress! Tender meat, layers of flavours, and aromas for days ? this recipe calls for our SunGoldlamb shoulder to make it shine. Dried apricots add a touch of sweetness to the dish, while the cardamom, saffron, and ginger gives it a little kick.
A rich flavoursome dish bolstered from the sweet acidity of balsamic vinegar and tomatoes. This recipe is also wonderfully gluten free, dairy free, and super simple. And, the leftovers will make amazing tacos or topping a fresh salad.?
Luxurious red wine gravy to drizzle over fall-off-the-bonelamb shanks, slow cooked to perfection. Cafe Delights even offers up various methods to slow-cooking this recipe: the oven, the crockpot, or the instant pot.?
Paired with Persian dill rice and warm naan bread, this dish is sure to be stunningly delicious. A quick dip in the sauce, with meat falling off the bone to be lapped up with naan.
We?re on a mission to be sureSungold Meats offers beautiful flavors for your quick dinners. Whether you?re using ourLamb Tonight options or going for gusto with a home cooked meal, we hope you make lamb a part of your weekly routine!?
Did we miss a crockpot recipe you feel should be included on this list? We?d love to hear about it. Mark your recipe down in the comments or jump over to ourFacebook page and share the recipe and photos of your dinner with our community.
Lamb is often thought of as a complicated delicacy, one that takes time, extensive knowledge and practice to prepare. We?re here to tell you that?s far from the truth!
Lamb is a delicious, and simple protein to work with. It takes no more time, knowledge or practice to prepare than beef. Plus, our SunGold lamb is known for its mild flavor, so there?s no need to be intimidated!?
Consistent in size and quality, SunGold offers a variety of quality cuts to suit everyone’s palate and budget.
We?ve created this guide (and handy graphic) to show you all the parts of the lamb, and the best ways to cook them with tasty recipes!?
The shoulder of a lamb is taken from the top of the front legs. It?s a juicy cut of meat, full of flavour. It?s also one of the most reasonably priced of all SunGold lamb cuts!
Slow roast or stew to maximize flavour, and create meat that falls right off the bone. Shoulder is also great to cut into cubes for kebabs.
The loin is taken from the waist or top of the back of the lamb. The loin is tender and also versatile to cook, and is delicious roasted, pan-seared or fried. It?s also a great grilling item, and is often used on the barbeque.?
The sirloin (or chump as it is also known) is extremely flavourful, and is widely considered the best value cut on the lamb carcass.The sirloin is the muscle that connects the loin to the back legs. It?s a tender meat that is best grilled or roasted to compliment its mild flavor.
The Legis perhaps the most traditional cut of lamb, and is quite versatile (as a bone in, or boneless roast, or as leg steaks). Like all of our cuts, our legs are known for their mild “grain finished” flavour.?
The shank is also incredibly popular, particularly in the cooler months, and is best served braised.?
The fore and hind shanks are the lower part of a lamb’s legs. They?re a meaty cut made flavourful from the bone. The fore and hind shank flavour is similar to the leg of lamb. Shanks do best braised, or cooked slow and low for dishes like stews.
The flank of the lamb is the section where the leg meets the loin, aka the abdomen of the lamb. The flank is plump and marbled, but very tender. The flank?s fat serves to keep the meat juicy while cooking. The flank pairs well with herbs like rosemary, thyme and garlic. Try it grilled on the barbecue or quickly roasted in the oven.
Lamb neck chops are full of flavour from the fat marbled throughout the meat! It?s best cooked slow to bring out those flavours, so try roasting the neck whole for juicy, tender meat. The neck is also perfect to cube for barbecued kebabs, stews, or curries.
Lamb breast?s marble helps to tenderize this cut of meat, so the best way to cook the breast is via a slow roast. Another great way to prepare and cook breast meat is by grinding the meat and making everyone?s favourite meatballs!? Recommended Recipe: Moroccan Lamb Meatballs.
There you have it: Lamb is nutritious, delicious, versatile! With all these options, why not add lamb to your diet?
SunGold is Canada’s source for Premium Canadian Grain finished lamb.
When pairing your favouriteSungold Meats’ lamb dish, you probably jump to a wine pairing immediately. We can?t say we blame you.
We get it, a nice Cab Sauv never disappoints with a succulent lamb dish. From the herbs to flavour of the tender meat – a full bodied red is a sure fire hit for your dinner guests. But, it?s safe!
Worry not. We?re here to help expand your liquor horizons, and help you create pairings that compliment a few of our favouriteSungold Meats? recipes.
Ready for a boozy adventure?
How To: Pairing a Beverage to Your Lamb Dish
The success of your pairing is measured by what happens when a sip of your drink interacts with your last bite of food. This is where the magic happens!
So, what makes a good or bad pairing? Glad you asked!
If the flavour after the sip of your drink is jarring or even slightly unpleasant, it?s a poor pairing. However, if the flavour leaves you wanting more, you my friend, have a found a fantastic match.
Pairing Wine with your Favourite Lamb Dinner
The best advice for pairing your favourite dish with a drink: What grows together goes together.
When deciding on a pairing, think about the region of the world where yourlamb is from. For example, a Canadian Shiraz or Syrah would be a perfect pairing for SunGold lamb recipe, as both the wine andlamb are Canadian.
Another way to look at it: Figure out which region inspired your dish (Indian, Mexican, Greek, etc.), then find a wine, beer or a cocktail to match. Regionality is a great starting point to match your favouriteSungold Meats? lamb recipe. Move from locale to your plate.
When pairing a lamb dish with a beverage, you need to keep in mind the weight of both the drink and the dish. The weight of the dish must match the weight of the drink. A rich, flavourful dish needs to be balanced with a full-bodied wine or beer, or with a layered cocktail.
?There is magic in that distance between the food and the wine. The ideal match fills that space.? – Derek Todd, sommelier, New York.
ASunGold Meat?s leg of lamb will pair beautifully with a Rioja or a Cab Sauv from Bordeaux. Both options are a great example of the weight of the dish to match the weight of the full-bodied wines.
Pairing Beer: The Basics ?
Porters are rich, dark, and malty beers, with just enough of a bitter hop bite to suggest strong coffee or pure cocoa beans. They pair well with aSpaghetti and Lamb Meatballs.
Stouts have a wonderfully silky texture with an almost savoury flavour. They complement lamb?s earthiness. They pair well with alamb shank for both weight and flavour profile.
Pale Ales offer a great pairing with rich, bold lamb dishes. An example of a great pairing is either arack of lamb or alamb loin chop.
Amber Ales are a balanced beer with toasted malt and a light fruitiness that pairs well with hearty and spicy dishes, such as alamb chili. Amber ales work well with fried or salty dishes as well.
Brown Ales tend to have caramel and chocolate flavours, allowing them to pair well with heavier red meats and dishes that have been roasted.
Wheat Ales are often forgotten in the beer pairings, but they come in handy for pairing a brunch (or lunch) lamb dish that may be either fried or on the spicier side. They often pair well with aLamb Kabobs with Mango Apple Salad or alamb sandwich.
Let?s Talk Cocktails
Pairing your favourite cocktail to a dish adds complexity to your meal. The best part of a cocktail pairing is the ability to tweak – or even create – one to perfectly match your dish. With cocktails, you?ll want to match the flavour profiles of your dish. From herbs (rosemary or mint, for example) to the spirit used, you have no shortage of options to choose from.
For example, if you?re pairing roasted leg of lamb with a coffee and chocolate sauce, a Scotch based cocktail would be perfect before, during, or after your meal.
If yourlamb dish is stuffed with a rosemary herb mixture, a triple-distilled tequila?s extra smooth finish would compliment the lamb?s eathiness. Rosemary would bring out the oak flavour in tequila. Tequila is also a great match for a dish that uses cucumbers and mint.
The gist? It?s Margarita time.
Vodka is another sure fire match to accompany a lamb dinner and to form the basis of your cocktail. Plus, lamb?s fat content helps to balance out vodka?s alcohol percentage- so don?t feel too bad about your second round. ?
Our Top Drink Pairings with Our Favourite Lamb Dishes
The beauty of this delicious recipe is in its simplicity. Head on into your local grocer and pick up someLamb Tonight Shoulder Stew, along with the other ingredients, and pull out the slow cooker.
The magic is hands-off, giving you time to pull together some delicious options for pairing.
The Cocktail: an Old Fashioned
The full-bodied bourbon will hold up well to the full flavour of the goulash. Try switching the bourbon in your cocktail: Basil Hayden?s, Makers? Mark, or Four Roses. Each bourbon will bring its own flavour profile to the occasion, giving you different experiences with this dish.
The Wine: ?Gew?rztraminer / Pinot Noir
This may surprise you, but a Gew?rztraminer, such as Pfaffenheim Tradition Gew?rztraminer, will pair nicely with this dish ? light, fruity, not too sweet. If you prefer a red, the fruityMeiomi Pinot Noir ?will be right up your ally.
The Beer: ?Pale Ale
A pale ale complements the richness of lamb without overpowering the dish. Try pairing a local craft pale ale to elevate the pairing.
We?ve included this light, refreshing bowl as a reminder lamb dishes don?t always need to be heavy! As a bonus, this dish can be served either hot or cold, depending on what you?re in the mood for.
The Cocktail: Greek Red Wine Sangria
We?ve enlisted one of Canada?s top bartenders for this amazing cocktail.Tarquin Melnyk, based in Vancouver, BC, combined the bright, fresh flavours of citrus and mint with a Greek red wine, fortified with Metaxa.
The Wine: Syrah / Pinot Gris
A light-bodied Pinot Gris with a light citrusy flavour profile will be a sure hit with this mediterranean dish.
A Syrah?s full-bodied dark fruit flavours make this a match made in heaven. With the Syrah, you?ll have a punch of flavour that tapers off to a spicy, peppery note to make lamb the star of the dish.
The Beer: Wheat Beer
Erdinger Weissbeir allows the bowl?s citrus notes to come alive on your palate. Light, crisp, citrus notes in the beer leave out the heavy hops from a darker ale or stout. The sparkling, lively taste of this wheat beer allows the dish to be the star.
Pairing Your Dinner Should be Fun!
It?s important to remember the perfect pairing for your lamb dish will also be what?s perfect for your palette. Food and beverage pairing is all about listening to what your nose, and mouth tell you.
With Spring?s glorious return, our hectic schedules fill up fast. When you want to spend as much time as possible in the open air, what better place to call your kitchen than the great outdoors? Nothing compares to a charbroiled meal kissed by the flames of the BBQ.
These deluxe Lamb Tonight burgers are perfect for a quick and filling dinner. The caramelized onions are cooked in foil packets on the grill for a simple burger topping. The best part? This flavoursome recipe is as easy to clean up as it is flavourful.
You can scoop up our Lamb Tonight burgers at your local Safeway, Sobey?s or Co-Op.
Ready to give your rack of lamb a spring makeover? This recipe needs a little extra love (you?ve got to marinate the meat overnight), but we promise it won?t disappoint. Saffron lends itself well to lamb?s flavor, and you can kick your meal up a notch by pairing it with with some potatoes, roasted red peppers and a crip white wine.
The best way to elevate any meal and impress your backyard guests? Compound butter. While the term may sound complex, it?s actually really simple. Plus, you can whip up a bunch, and save fridge or freezer for a quick flavour booster for your next open flamed feast.
Ready to get grilling? Check out the step by step video recipe here.
This BBQ Leg of Lamb recipe (from our boy, Jamie) is the perfect mix of smoky heat and summer flavours. With each bite, your guests will dip their lamb leg into a minty lemon yogurt sauce that will leave them wanting more! Add a side of seasonal charbroiled veg, and you?re plate will come to life.
Here?s another recipe from our Lamb Tonight line that will provide you with a quick and delicious meal. These lamb kabobs (which only take about 4-5 minutes on the grill) create a summery treat when paired with mango, green apple and fresh basil. This color this plate creates screams spring BBQ!
You had the best of intentions. Weeks ago, you were going to call your favourite restaurant to book a table for two. You wanted to surprise your significant other with a romantic dinner with their favourite dish ? lamb.
Alas, the days have flown by. Your favourite restaurant is full up. And, you have nowhere to go on Valentine?s Day.
Now, you could call up another restaurant and be tied to their fixed menu full of aphrodisiacs eaten around a crowded table.
Or, you pull up your sleeves, turn on the oven, and set the table.
Lamb ? The Fancy Protein
When trying to impress your loved one, you have the option of many delicious proteins. Then, there isSunGold Meats? lamb. Expensive to order in a restaurant, yet so elegantly satisfying to prepare at home.
The delicious aromas will fill your house as its fat renders at the bottom of the pan, waiting to be reduced into the most velvety, flavoursome sauce.
Set the table with your best dishes. Adorn it with a beautiful centrepiece bouquet. Pop the cork on your favourite wine.
And, let?s get cooking.
Lamb Loin with Caramelized Onions and Rhubarb Compote
Did someone say caramelized onions? and rhubarb? All right. Dish ?
We haven?t strayed far from the sous vide method used in the previous recipe, after all, we are going for gourmet dishes made in the comfort of our home. This recipe happens to be Michelin Star worthy.
Juicylamb loin paired with tangy rhubarb and sweet caramelized onions. Is your guest going to be held to just one serving ? is the question.
The recipe itself seems adequately manageable, with the sous vide portion adding an element of skill. Ok, maybe the plating will be the showcase of skill in this recipe.
This recipe would be fantastic paired with a smooth Zinfandel. All in all, the hour and a half to prepare this amazing dish will garnish you rave reviews.
Fillet, Shoulder, and Belly of Lamb with Kale Compote, Glazed Roscoff Onion and Lamb Jus
Another Michelin Star dish for you to dazzle your loved one with. This dish is taking everything up a notch ? or three ? by relishing the beauty of alamb fillet,lamb shoulder, and thebelly of lamb.