Norton and Lamb: The perfect recipe for an Easter feast!

July 03, 2013

With Easter right around the corner, Missouri Wines wants you to be ready for a feast. One food that’s usually a staple on the table on Easter Sunday is lamb. And what goes great with lamb? A rich, bold glass of Missouri Norton, of course! Below you’ll find some classic and creative recipes to serve up this tender, flavorful meat.

Be sure to check your local farmers market or grocery store to find locally raised meats, such as Susie’s Grass Fed Lamb. A dry, Missouri Chambourcin or Norton will go great with the dishes below. Enjoy!

Garlic-Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb: Rosemary, olive oil and garlic play the supporting roles of this dish. This no-fuss preparation technique showcases the taste of the lamb and lets the true flavor shine.

 Slow-Cooked Leg of Lamb with Spiced Yogurt and Herbs: While this dish takes a bit longer to execute, it is well worth the wait. Slow-cooking the leg of lamb ensures a tender and juicy meal. Plenty of herbs and spices make this dish come to life!

Lamb Meatballs With Cumin, Mint and Tomato Sauce: For a more creative and casual meal, try this recipe. The Middle Eastern flavors create a savory, spicy meatball. Serve over a bed or couscous, rice or create lamb meatball sub sandwiches.

Lamb and Broccoli Stew: The process of brining and slowly braising the lamb creates an incredibly tender and tasty meat. Give yourself plenty of time to prepare this meal, and then sip on some Missouri wine while you enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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