Grass-Fed Lamb from New Zealand
Grass-Fed Lamb Tenderloins
12 vacuum sealed packs, 6 pieces per pack (approximately 13 lbs.)
Lamb tenderloins are small portions of meat (each around 3oz) that are the most tender on the entire animal. While tenderloins from larger animals are easily their most prized cuts, lamb tenderloins’ small size & very thin shape makes them much less common than racks on restaurant menus.
However, don’t let chefs’ preference for racks sell tenderloins short. These same characteristics make them extremely quick cooking and perfectly suited to appetizers, light entrees, and salads.
Ovation lamb is 100% grass-fed & pasture raised free range in New Zealand. No hormone or antibiotic growth promotants are ever used, and GMO seeds are illegal in New Zealand. All cuts in this program are aged for 96 hours before blast freezing – longer than other lamb programs – in order to bring the lamb to the pinnacle of tenderness & flavor.
Grass-fed lamb is lower in saturated fat and higher in healthy vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than grain-fed lamb.
Store Ovation lamb tenderloins in your freezer until you’re ready to use them, then thaw as many packs as you need.
RECIPES & TIPS
Lamb tenderloins cook very quickly and can be served whole or sliced into medallions. Their milder lamb flavor makes them a good choice for sauced or rubbed applications. Their small size makes them an excellent choice for light entrees, salads, and appetizers.
Lamb pairs well with flavors like garlic, citrus (orange, lemon or preserved lemons), thyme, olives, onions, rosemary, cumin, spinach, curry spices, peas and/or mint.
Recommended Cooking Temps:
Rare - 120°F
Medium Rare - 130°F
Medium - 140°F
Medium Well - 150°F
Well Done - 160°F and above
The UDS recommends a safe eating temperature of 145°F.