Spring Lamb in season and now available in the shop. The popularity of Spring lamb in season 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.
Spring Lamb In Season
Lamb does vary in its taste and texture, according to the age of the animal and what food it has been eating in particular as a grazing animal this will be the type of pasture. Spring lamb is available from early Spring until the Summer. Spring lamb is prized for its tenderness and its more refined flavour. This is because it will not of had much time to graze and a significant proportion of its early diet will be milk. 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.
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.
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.
Morley Butchers Will Source 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. Availability and quality of lamb available is very dependent upon weather conditions in the early months of the year around the country. This will dictate the condition and supply of grazing which in turn will impact on the finished quality.
To get round this 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 Whatever the time of year. If you want to know more about the lamb in the shop please ask.
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.