Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Jimmy Had A Little Lamb And Gives You A Chance To Win Some Too

Have you ever tasted fresh American-made lamb before?

I have to admit, before today I had never in my entire life tasted lamb before. I don't know why other than the fact it's just not as prevalent in our culture as chicken, pork, beef, and fish. But I gotta tell ya, I'm HOOKED now! :)

Thanks to an organization called The American Lamb Board, I was able to see, prepare, cook and eat lamb when I otherwise would have never even given it a second look. The fine folks there sent me this very nice lamb goodie kit shipped overnight with cold packs:

The American Lamb Board Summer Lamb Grill Kit is quite a catch!

This incredible kit includes:

- 6-8 lb. prime cut boneless leg of American lamb
- Recipe cards with exclusive lamb recipes
- Fresh pre-packaged herbs needed for the recipes above
- American Lamb Board meat thermometer
- Set of (4) 12" stainless-steel skewers from Outset Inc.

Why am I telling you about this kit? Well, TWO of my LUCKY READERS will win this EXACT SAME KIT that I received today in the mail one week from today on July 18, 2007. That's right, you have the chance to win that attractive kit just because you are a reader of the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog.

Aren't you just so special? ;)

With the summer grilling season underway, the American Lamb Board wants to encourage low-carbers like you to make a change from the ordinary summer fare to give lamb a try. But not just any old lamb. This lamb is American-made and offers a high meat-to-bone ratio.

If you have never eaten lamb, it has a rich taste that offers great flexibility to pair up with your favorite seasonings and spices. American Lamb is also more buttery, tender, and flavorful than imported lamb based on a combination of factors including farming and feeding practices.

In a survey of 500 consumers conducted in January 2007 by the American Lamb Board, one out of three Americans have never cooked lamb at home. Count me as one of those before today. Additionally, those poll respondents said they would enjoy more lamb at home if they had easy-to-follow preparation ideas and knew what to look for at the grocery store.

That's where the American Lamb Board web site comes into play. It is very user-friendly and features award-winning recipes from renowned chefs, tips for preparing various cuts, nutrition facts, suggestions for wine pairings and more.

Before I tell you how you can win the American Lamb Board Summer Lamb Grill Kit giveaway, let me show you how my grilling experience with lamb went today.

Don't those lamb steaks and kabobs look absolutely scrumptious?

From the time I placed these cuts of lamb on the barbie, I knew this was gonna be different than chicken or beef. It started searing early in the cooking process and looked fantastic in just a matter of minutes. The aroma was heavenly as these were cooking on the grill.

I could not have been more pleased with how the lamb turned out

The hardest part of preparing the lamb was cutting it up for the grill. But the end result made it all worth it! They looked absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't wait to take my first bite. Here goes nothing:

OH MY GOODNESS! Where has this meat been my entire life? Divine, I say, absolutely positively heavenly. Who knew lamb tasted THIS good? This look says it all:

Can you tell I was one happy camper eating lamb that had the tender texture of chicken with the meaty taste of beef. I'm a BIG FAN of this meat now--the OTHER red meat! :D

How about you? Wanna win that American Lamb Board Summer Lamb Grill Kit, too? I have two of them to bestow upon a couple of readers and here's what you need to do:

1. Go to
2. Answer the following trivia questions:
A) What is the marketing slogan for the American Lamb Board?
B) Who is the American Lamb spokesperson?
C) What government Cabinet office created the American Lamb Board?
D) What are the five most popular cuts of lamb?
3. Submit your answers to me at with the subject line "American Lamb Board Giveaway" by Monday, July 16, 2007 at 12:00pm. Winners will be announced later that day and prizes mailed on July 17th to arrive at your home on the morning of July 18th.
4. Please include your first and last name, mailing address (no P.O. Boxes please), and telephone number for shipping verification if you are one of the winners.
5. Open to continental U.S. residents only.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and happy lamb-eating! :D

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Blogger The Bunnell Farm said...

Lamb is great!

7/11/2007 8:07 PM  
Blogger Brian Cormier said...

I'm like you, Jimmy. I've never made lamb at home in my life. I have tasted it, however, and do enjoy it. It's just that they have such good "cuteness" PR. I have a problem eating something that so cute. ;-) (PS: I don't eat veal, either.)

7/11/2007 10:50 PM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

Mmm, lambchops, slowly cooked from the oven with a nice creamy mint sauce is also very, VERY nice :)

7/12/2007 5:29 AM  
Blogger Diamondwife said...

Ha, ha, Brian, I know what you mean. I have a Christian friend who is also passionate about food. He likes to joke that God made all the ugly animals so we could eat them. I would try lamb though...interesting.

7/12/2007 8:01 AM  
Blogger Kelly in Southern CA said...

Oh, Jimmy! If you thought the lamb you made was good, wait till you try some lamb rib chops (often called "Frenched Rack" in stores or restaurants). Talk about slap your momma silly good! I will never order steak again in a nice restaurant if I can have lamb rib chops instead! (P.S. You should see the looks I get in the Los Angeles area when I say "slap your momma silly." Your fault!)

7/12/2007 9:09 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

ROTFL, Kelly! :D

Yeah, Southern colloquialism doesn't fly real well on the left coast, does it? 8-O

Describes it well, though, right? I'll have to try those lamb rib chops sometime. THANKS for your comments!

7/12/2007 10:39 AM  
Blogger BamaGal said...

Yeah--Jimmy lamb is just not something you find too often in our neck of the woods---lucky for me I had a variety of friends growing up and one happened to be Greek. Nothing as good as a whole lamb cooked on a spit. You can get lamb at Wallie world now but it's best to find a real butcher for it. Or better yet---just order it online.

You need to try goat---it is awesome too.

7/12/2007 10:52 AM  
Blogger PLC said...

Oh Jimmy,
Bamagal has it right. Good goat will make you spit that lamb right out and never eat it again! If you ever get down around Nashville (or points south) again, let me know, I'll be happy to introduce you to "Chevon" the healthy red meat.


7/12/2007 7:45 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Um, Synde, I AM in "points South" of Nashville. Can't get much souther than South Carolina! :D

7/12/2007 8:05 PM  
Blogger PLC said...

True, but your points are south EAST. I meant directly south, like straight down I-65 an hour. Then you're within spittin distance of my goat farm. :-)


7/12/2007 8:12 PM  
Blogger Lisa Solomon said...

For a quick, easy and very tasty lam meal, a supermarket chain called Trader Joe's (locations mainly in the Northeast and California, I think), sells a frozen, pre-seasoned boneless leg of lamb that is perfect either on the grill or cooked in the oven. Plus, the price is very reasonable ($4.99 or $5.99/lb, as I recall), especially when you consider that there's little to no waste.

TJ's also has a number of other low-carb friendly items. For example, they must have 8-10 different kinds of chicken sausages, including chicken chorizo, Italian sausage (sweet or hot), a version with roasted red pepper, etc. They sell containers of egg whites, fage greek yogurt (I like the 2% version) and many different kinds of cheeses (you would not believe how good their lite chevre is, at only 35 calories per ounce!)

7/21/2007 6:04 PM  

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