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Jun 5, 2007 12:45 PM

Where to buy lamb in Orlando

I'd like to try lamb, but don't know where to find any locally. Any suggestions on how to cook it? Medium rare? I don't know what I'd do with it, just want to try it!

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  1. Anyplace you buy meat should have it. There are as many cuts of lamb and as many ways to cook it as there are for beef.

    1. The quality of most supermarket lamb is atrocious -- I suppose bercause it is a less popular meat and many people can't tell the difference.

      I buy lamb at Costco or Fresh Market -- sometimes Petty's if the moon is in the right alignment and they are open.

      Start with beautiful small chops, smear them with a little olive oil and whatever collection of herbs suits you. I always include some fresh mint, some fine herbs and a little oregano. Cook them in a pan with some oil until they have a nice sear and finish them in the oven to aroound 130-135.

      Do NOT serve with mint jelly. If you must, make a simple mint vinaigrette as a sauce.


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      1. re: Bob Mervine

        Hey Bob Mervine

        How long to finish them in the oven? What temp? 130-135 temp when done? is that for rare? I usually go medium rare on meat except for ground meat I go medium. Birds/pork I go mostly well done. Is rare/MR the best way to cook lamb?

        Haven't gotten the lamb yet. Where are Fresh Market and Petty's? I have a Costco very close to Avalon Park where I live I think (just moved over to the area).

        1. re: food_eater79

          Petty's is on 434 in Longwood FL - from Avalon you can take 417 to 434 and head west or you can take I4 to 434 west.

          Fresh Market is on 434 in Altamonte Springs - Take 436 and then go to 434 and head East.


          1. re: food_eater79

            How long in the over depends on a number of variables. I'd say the over should be at about 325-350.

            You need a quick read meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. 135 is about medium rare, depending on the size of the chop.

            Don't over cook them, as the point is a moist tasty piece of meat. You want the crispy exterior and the sweet, moist meat in the middle.

            You'll do just fine a Costco.