North Star Sheep Farm
Maine Pasture Raised Leg of Lamb Steaks (NEW!)
The rich lamb flavor of these steaks is balanced by the tender juiciness of the meat. Lamb steak is tender and delicious, as long as it's cooked to rare or medium-rare, just 2 minutes per side and a few more seconds on the edges
We are excited to be partnering with North Star Sheep Farm in Windham, Maine. Lisa and Phil Webster have been raising sheep for 34 years. Their lamb is served in some of the top restaurants in New England - contributing to their well-earned reputation for the best lamb in the Northeast US.
- Pasture-raised at North Star Sheep Farm in Windham, Maine
- Grass fed - supplemented with whole oats and barley
- All Natural - No Antibiotics - No Hormones
- USDA inspected
- Hand cut and trimmed
- Flash Frozen and Wrapped In Air-Tight Cryovac - Will Last 12 Months In Your Freezer
What is a lamb steak?
These steaks are cut crosswise from the leg. They usually have a bone in the middle, though they can also be boneless.
Are lamb steaks tough?
They don't need to be. It's very important not to overcook them to prevent them from becoming tough. It's best to cook them to medium-rare.
How to season lamb steak?
Unlike a beef steak, which only needs kosher salt and black pepper, these steaks benefit from a light sprinkling of ground cumin. Sometimes I also add a little bit of garlic powder.
What pan to use when cooking them?
I always use a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet to cook steaks. It's superb in terms of heat distribution and retention. It heats up well and creates a beautiful crust on the meat. If your skillet is well-seasoned, there's no need to add oil to the pan.
Phil and Lisa Webster have been raising sheep in Maine since 1984. Both sides of their families have a long history of sheep farming in Maine - going back to before 1900.
The North Star name is recognized nationally for the outstanding quality and flavor of its lamb. Top restaurants throughout Maine and New England serve lamb from North Star. The Websters are leaders in promoting sustainable, humane, diversified agriculture in Maine and beyond.
(Learn more about North Star in this video.)
When I first met Lisa and Phil Webster, the owners of North Star Sheep Farm, I realized almost instantly - they knew sheep. Raising sheep and selling lamb was not some hobby of theirs. They know sheep like Bill Belichick knows football. They've been raising sheep for 35 years and producing lamb that's been widely acclaimed as "the best."
They've earned their reputation. Top chefs at top restaurants throughout New England offer North Star Sheep Farm lamb on their menus. For years, North Star Sheep Farm lamb was exclusively sold at Whole Foods throughout the region.
For me, the ultimate test was taking home a couple of their Loin Lamb Chops for a personal test.
Well, it was they were the best lamb chops I've ever had. A wonderful, fresh flavor that was unique and delicious.
I am happy to be able to share another wonderful Maine-farm-raised meat with our customers.