This winter, South Florida foodies and home chefs can feel good about their holiday menus with Australian lamb. Whether it’s an alternative meat on the Thanksgiving table, the star of the Christmas feast or the centerpiece of a New Year’s Day brunch, Australian lamb is a product raised with the highest ethical standards and it’s good for you. That makes Aussie lamb the perfect protein this holiday season.

Sustainably raised on lush, pure Australian pastureland, Aussie Lamb is a product that respects the environment and is produced to the highest standards of quality and integrity. Adding to its all-natural advantage, it also packs two times as much iron than chicken and pork and six times more iron than fish, reigning supreme as winter’s key ingredient for health-conscious consumers and home chefs not willing to compromise on taste. Its mild flavor and juiciness makes it a versatile protein with myriad health benefits.

Consumers can easily create a Winter Wonderlamb on their holiday table this year as Australian lamb is readily available locally at most major food retailers including Publix, Costco and Winn-Dixie. At an affordable price, at-home chefs looking for quick, delicious recipes should look no further thanwww.australian-lamb.com/lamb/ recipes.  Standouts include Braised Lamb Shank Stew and Barbecued Rack of Lamb with Celery Root and Parsnip Purée.

For those looking for a lambtastic feast, Conor Hanlon – chef de cuisine of The Dutch at W South Beach – will host a special Winter Wonderlambdinner on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7 p.m..  Priced at $45 per person, the strolling dinner party, complete with live action stations, will feature a cavalcade of guest chefs, each debuting their winter lamb dishes. Guest chefs include official “lambassador” Aaron Brooks of EDGE Steak & Bar at Four Seasons Miami, Jacob Anaya of OTC, Josh Elliott of L’echon Brasserie and Sean Brasel of Meat Market.

To purchase tickets, please log on to www.wonderlamb.eventbrite.com.

“I love Aussie lamb because it has a remarkably clean flavor and is nice and lean,” says Hanlon, who won the first annual Aussie Lamb Miami Spring Fling chef contest. “Having just been to Australia to see the farms and ranches up close, I’m excited to show Miami the delicious, flavorful dishes we can create here with this unbeatable product.”

Australian Lamb

Australian Lamb is all-natural, pasture-raised and free of artificial additives and hormone growth promotants—a pure product of its pure environment. Australian Lamb is available to North American customers in a wide array of minimally processed product lines and cuts. Naturally lean, tender, mild-tasting Australian Lamb is a great addition to any meal occasion, with versatility and flavor that lends itself to many different cuisines.  For more information, please visit www.australian-meat.com.