How to Cook British Lamb Rack
Celebrating British Food Fortnight with Our Next ‘How to Cook’ Article
British Food Fortnight, starting on 18th September 2021, is a great opportunity to rethink the importance of shopping seasonal, British produce. We’re proud to offer organic meat from some of the best farmers in the UK, alongside showcasing British producers of organic fruit and veg, dairy, larder and organic drinks for online grocery delivery. Supporting British producers not only boosts the local economy but is important for sustaining native wildlife and habitats. One of the main protectors of the English countryside is British lamb, grazing on otherwise wasted grassland and providing the nation with tasty and nutritious meat.
British Food Fortnight
British Food Fortnight, an annual two-week celebration of the diverse and delicious food produced in the UK, runs from the 18th of September to the 3rd of October this year. The Fortnight is the biggest national celebration of British food, now in its 20th year of celebration.
Everyone from schools to care homes and villages to large cities come together to show their appreciation for British, seasonal produce. Look out for activities and cooking lessons, promotions in eateries and shops plus meet the producer features and an extended range of British food in even the biggest of supermarkets.
Why British Lamb?
As British farmers ourselves, we understand the importance of farming in Britain. This is especially significant in terms of sustainable food production and supporting the country’s native wildlife and habitat. Livestock, like our own herd of native Aberdeen Angus cattle, play a key role in maintaining the countryside and our farming grassland that would otherwise be wasted. Grazing animals such as cattle and sheep help to protect rare plants and wildlife too, not to mention provide the country with homegrown, nutritious meat.
Of course, allowing these grass-loving animals to graze on organic grass and grass alone is yet another step in the right direction for the environment (read more about that here). All our organic beef and lamb is grass fed for life, never fed grain designed to pack on weight. This is not only beneficial to the environment and provides a better standard of animal welfare, but also produces a more nutritional end cut of organic meat.
Many meat providers in the UK are becoming aware of the benefits of British, grass fed lamb, moving away from importing lamb from New Zealand (find out why here). Plus, buying British, organic and grass fed lamb is becoming easier and easier with the introduction of online box schemes such as that at Eversfield Organic. There’s never been a better time to get British, organic lamb delivered to your door.
How to Cook Rack of Lamb
Thinking of making the change to organic, grass fed British lamb? Why not start with a simple rack of lamb recipe using an Eversfield Organic Lamb Rack. This 5-step recipe has only 6 ingredients, all available for organic grocery delivery from our website. This lamb rack recipe is sure to become a dinner party staple…
- Organic Rack of Lamb, 500g
- 1 organic Garlic clove, roughly chopped
- Fresh Rosemary, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- Place the lamb rack in a dish and sprinkle the chopped garlic and rosemary around the rack. Drizzle with olive oil and leave to marinate for a few hours or preferably overnight.
- When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 200C. Season the rack of lamb with a generous helping of salt and pepper.
- Heat a frying pan on a moderate temperature and place the rack fat side down for 2-3 minutes to brown slightly. Then, quickly brown the ends of the rack too, ensuring all the meat is seared.
- Place the rack of lamb in a roasting tin and cook for around 10 minutes for rare, 17-20 minutes for medium and 25 minutes for well-done.
- When cooked for the desired time, remove from the oven and transfer the lamb rack to a plate and rest for 5 minutes before serving and slicing.
Join us in celebrating great British food this British Food Fortnight by adding an organic, grass fed rack of lamb to your next organic meat delivery and try out our simple lamb rack recipe. Hungry for more? Why not try our Half Lamb Box, packed full of organic, grass fed, British lamb. Find out more about our Monthly Meat Boxes here.