lamb chump

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Lamb chumps refer to the cut of the lamb carcass just next to the leg region. They are tasty, cheap and easy enough to cook. It is available in the market with or without bones. Lamb chump chops are best suited to be grilled, roasted or pan fried. The chumps may also be atewd with vegetables or deboned chump may be ground into ground chump meat. This can be used foe burgers, cutlets, koftas or in Shepherd's pie.

How to select

Fresh lamb meat should be pink to pale red with firm, white fat. Select lamb that has marbling (veins or specks of fat that run through the meat); the fat will keep the meat moist during cooking and contribute to the flavor and tenderness. Be sure to always check the expiration date on the package to be sure you are getting the freshest product.

Culinary uses

" Roast Lamb Chump with Garlic Recipe is a classic dish from Britain.
" Add cooked or raw lamb to soup or broth and simmer. If the lamb is raw, simmer until the beef is cooked and tender.
" Lay lamb chumps on a sheet that has been prepared with a non-stick spray. Bake in an oven for about 350 degrees until it is cooked. Turn the lamb midway during cooking, when golden brown on top. Add the meat to casseroles or other dishes
" Lamb can be roasted whole or as steaks. Wrap the raw lamb chops or cubes in foil and lay on a hot barbecue grill or place in a heated smoker.

How to store

Fresh mutton or lamb must be stored properly to preserve its quality. Store fresh lamb in the coldest part of the refrigerator or in the compartment designed for storing meat. Leave the meat in its original package. Fresh meat usually keeps best if loosely wrapped. If stored properly, most fresh lamb can be kept in the refrigerator for three to five days.

Health benefits

" Lamb is a good source of minerals such as zinc, selenium, phosphorus, iron, and B vitamins.
" It is recommended that consumers eat red meat sparingly as it has high levels of undesirable saturated fat.

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