I enjoy lamb. I've eaten it many times - particularly when travelling overseas. It is a meat that is common in our older boys culture and so, with all of that in mind, I bought some. I bought it from a local guy that raises grass-fed, organic lamb. I bought 1 lb. of ground lamb. And with great expectations, I decided to cook it last night. Wow, that was a first and most likely a last.
The smell, the smell, the smell. I could not handle it. I could not eat the Kazakh dish I had made. I could not get it off my hands. It permeated the kitchen and house. It was AWFUL - grassy, gamey, lamby, not good.
On the upside, my family all enjoyed the dish. Andrew assured me that it did not taste anything like it smelled. But try it? I could not. Maybe today I will try it. I spent the remainder of the evening feeling disgusting. I cannot think of any thing I have ever cooked or made that has this strong of an impact. Sigh, guess I'll just enjoy lamb when cooked by others.
Oh and I still have some browned in my fridge...I'm thinking of putting it in vegetable soup...perhaps it will not smell so much?