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TIP OF THE DAY: Easter Lamb, Passover Lamb

Elegant lamb chops cut from the rack. Photo
courtesy Meat And Livestock Australia


Many families roast a leg of lamb for Easter. But if you’re a small group and don’t want days of leftover lamb, consider an elegant rack of lamb or crown roast of lamb.

Or, check our Lamb Glossary for even more cuts of lamb—all delicious.

Lamb is the oldest meat animal raised by man. Since ancient times, it has been a religious symbol and a food for feasting and sacrifice.

  • Lamb is the traditional main dish at Easter dinner, commemorating the Last Supper, at which the meat served was likely lamb.
  • In Judaism, lamb is often served during the Passover seder to commemorate the first Passover. According to the Bible, on the eve of the exodus from Egypt, Jews marked their doorposts with the blood of a lamb so that the Angel of Death would pass over their households.

  • Find lamb recipes in our Lamb Section.

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