This is a perfect box with 5 meals for a small family or for a lovely mixed lamb feast for a group. We've cut the shank into little osso buco rounds that will make a delicious, braised lamb ragu, the rump is a lovely roast and the other cuts provide perfect quick barbecue cooking.
What's in the box:
- Shoulder rack
- Butterflied silverside with Moroccan marinade - bbq or grill
- About 8 topside skewers with Mediterranean marinade - bbq or grill
- About 8 thinly-sliced minute steaks - quick sear on the bbq or grill
- Osso buco - braise
About Moorlands biodynamic Texel Lamb
For the 10th consecutive year, we proudly welcome the seasonal return of the celebrated Moorlands biodynamic Texel lambs after the winter break. The lambs are bigger than usual with a beautiful, even fat cover which means that they've thrived and grown very quickly this year. This speaks to both the health of the soil at Moorlands and the abundance and quality of the feed on Vince's native pastures. All of which, of course, reinforces the efficacy of Vince's regenerative management practices.
We've visited many times over the last decade and written many blogs about Vince Heffernan and his remarkable farming approach. Read about Moorlands in this blog post or read the case study about Moorlands in our book, The Ethical Omnivore, published in August 2020.
About Margra Lamb
This is the lamb chef Mark Best calls the best lamb he's ever eaten and one of our customers described the fat as 'exceptionally delicious white gold'.
Margra Lamb is a resilient, fertile and fast-growing sheep, pasture-fed and finished, that yields a fine-textured meat with a high level of intra-muscular and subcutaneous fat that melts at very low temperature. It also has a high level of Omega-3 long chain fatty acids (the good ones) that store moisture and add flavour. The meat is fine-textured and delicious, but it's the fat that's really distinct - flavoursome and delicate and more neutral than most lamb fat, more like heritage pork than lamb. The low melting temperature means it behaves quite differently when cooked - it puffs up, softens and crisps on the outside. Delicious.
The farms on which Margra Lamb is grown are managed in broad accordance with regenerative principles and the lamb production is managed according to a strict protocol which ensures that they are:
- always pasture-fed
- no more than nine months at slaughter
- free of antibiotics and hormones
- no less than 87.5% pure Tattykeel Australian White genetics
- transported no more than 24 hours prior to slaughter.