You can't have the Eid Adha feast without having meat on the table. But in order to have the perfect meat to present during your gathering, you should know the type of meat you should buy and how to cook Eid Adha meat perfectly. We've gathered for you all the information you will need before visiting the butcher this year to pick out the meat.
Eid Adha Meat Tips:
Characteristics of Fresh Meat
Before picking out the meat, you need to closely look at the color and shape of the meat. The color should be rosey. If it looks more on the red or brown side, that means it's not as fresh and that it is closer to going bad. You also need to analyze the fat distribution, if the veins of fat are spread across the meat richly then that means it's a really good piece. But, if the fat is mostly concentrated in one part then it most likely came from an older sheep and it would be harder and take longer to cook, while also having a less rich taste and in need of more spices.
Bigger Pieces of Meat
A big part of the Eid celebrations is tons of gatherings and for that reason, you might want to go for bigger pieces of meat. You should cut and divide it right before the first day of Eid because uncut meat remains fresh and healthier for longer. You can use it in a lot of ways, like grilling or cutting it as a steak or even using a part of it as minced meat. By having a lot of options like these it would give you the opportunity of presenting different plates of the meat in your gathering. This will also help you save almost 20 percent less than if you would have bought all these pieces individually.
Best Lamb Cuts for Grilling
The lamb chops are one of the best cuts you can grill. The shank also will also be great if you're looking to grill. As for the lamb breasts, you will find them a great option to make grilled steak.
Best Lamb Cuts for Kebab
Lamb is the best type of meat for kebab, especially if you're hosting and preparing for a family and friends gathering. You can use the lamb breast to make grilled steak or the lamb shoulder to make Kebab Hala. If you're making beef steak, you can use the tenderloin or use chicken breast to make yummy scallopini.
Do not buy minced meat, what you should do is pick out a fresh piece of meat that would be suitable for mincing. For example, some people prefer to have some fat in their minced meat and others don't. So pick based on your preference, and mince it on the same day so it will hold its rich taste.