New season Spring Lamb is now in the shop. Lamb will vary in taste and texture, according to the age of the animal and the type of pasture it was grazed on. Spring lamb is available from early Spring until the Summer. It is very tender and has a more refined flavour as it has not had as much time to graze. New season spring lamb should be cooked simply so the delicate taste is not overpowered. It is later in the year that lamb acquires a stronger more robust  taste.

New Season Spring Lamb

Young lambs depend on milk from their mothers to get their essential nutrients however they will start to feed on grass after about three to four weeks of age. Most early season lambs you will see in the shops are reared almost entirely from grass.

Early season lambs have a softer whiter fat. This fat coverage is important as a small quantity in the cooking enhances the succulence and overall flavour of the lamb during cooking. Later in the year the rate at which the grass grows slows down and this change leads to more variable types of meat and surrounding fat.

new season spring lamb blackboard

new season spring lamb blackboard

The popularity of New season lamb is  due to its delicate flavour and succulent, tender texture. The younger the animal is the more tender the meat and milder the flavour with a hint of sweetness. The meat from younger animals will be paler getting darker as the animal ages. When cooking it don’t add many other flavours apart from a bit of seasoning. Around Easter Spring Lamb makes the ideal roast.

Sourcing the best Lamb

To bring you the best Lamb at all times of year we use a specialist Lamb supplier in London’s Smithfield Market. Lamb quality from different farms and producers varies throughout the year depending on regional conditions that affect the grass on which the animals feed.

Whatever the time of year our supplier picks the best grass-fed Lamb for us from around the country so you can be confident that Lamb from Morley Butchers will be the best available.

Buy Our Lamb Online

Can’t make it to Crouch End? You can now buy from our on-line butchers shop. We have teamed up with the local deliver specialists Hubbub who will deliver from Morley Butchers and a range of other local shops to your front door. Each order is fulfilled from our shop, the meat is sold by weight, at the regular shop price and hand-picked or cut by us on the day of purchase.

Buy Lamb Now

 

Use the code MORLEY20 at the checkout and get £20 off your first order