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Jakarta Post

Experimenting with lamb meat to cook different dishes at home

  • Sebastian Partogi


Jakarta   /   Fri, October 30 2020   /  12:47 pm
Fine and tender: The meat on the rack of lamb is usually tender with finer flavors, and many people like to consume it rare to medium-rare.(Shutterstock/Vicuschka)

It is fair to say that lamb meat is not as popular in Indonesia as other types of red meat like goat or beef. In fact, you can use lamb meat to experiment cooking different dishes at home, thanks to the versatile flavor and texture of the meat itself, which also has some unique nutritious advantages for your immune system compared to other red meats. Chef Vania Wibisono said that, different from tough goat meat, which requires slow cooking to tenderize, lamb is naturally tender. This, according to Vania, makes cooking lamb meat much simpler and easier, while also explaining its versatility as a dish. “You can just grill the lamb meat, simply using salt and pepper – these are enough to make it tender. Or, you can also use your oven to cook the lamb meat, just stir fry it for a little while, this will also make it tender more quickly,” Vania said during a virtual...