Do you eat lamb or sheep meat?

lamb - my nephew with some lamb and sheep
Australia
November 6, 2007 11:43pm CST
When I was young I didnt care what meat I ate as long as it tasty. My grandfather lived in a vilage and had animals and every year for easter he would give us a lamb normaly they would kill the animal there and I would be off somewhere runing and chasing animals so I never saw what went on. Than one year my father decided to go visit my grandparents earlier and get the lamb and keep it for few weeks. So I played with the poor thing I took it for a walk (yes in the suberb). And then they killed it I felt like I lost a friend I did not eat lamb for a long time (I am sure that my mother tricked me into eating some but cant proove) than when I was about 11-12 my mother explained why we eat lamb for easter and why we eat animals so I decided to start eating lamb again. But I could not eat it smells to me to a point that I have to throw up. I have tried lots of times with all sorts of spices and herb and I can still smell it. Dou you eat lamb?
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18 responses
@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Nov 07
Hi again,yes I love it!!Nice young lamb from Macedonia are the best!!I like it when i prepare soup or with green beans!!I know that a lamb have strong smell ,but if you buy a young one it would be less smelling!!It is very good for bit a smell to put few foliage of laurel!I cant imagine Easter without young lamb and fresh green onion!!Regards Silvana
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• Australia
7 Nov 07
I know we have some great lamb but I will never know that will I. I would rather eat grass than eat lamb meat. even with milk and cheese I can tell. The smell of cooking lamb makes me run to the toilet and throw up its just something in my brain that sends the message.
• Australia
26 Jan 09
Lamb is my favourite meat! Roasted or grilled or in a ragout: it is tender, flavorsome and delicious. Many people would say it is our country's national dish...
• Australia
27 Jan 09
Hello my Aussie Friend. Happy Australia day 1 day later. I bet you had some lamb chops on the BBQ.
• Australia
27 Jan 09
My Oath! And some beef and a few snags, too!
• Australia
27 Jan 09
you are lucky we didnt have BBQ this year. With me been pregnant I cant stand the smell of it but next year....
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
7 Nov 07
Yes... I love lamb. I just had a roast lamb tonight. And I love the smell of it. But I live on a sheep farm... and I don't always like the smell of the real thing. In the shearing shed... the smell gets into everything.
• Australia
7 Nov 07
well no wonder it does not smell bad to you you are around the all the time I did not eat it for 5 years before I had a go and I was not used to the smell. And now it has been over 20 year so to me it is unberable the smell. I dont mind them alive as long as they are not too dirty I dont care. I like the way they feel and how warm they are. I remember going to my gradparents in winter and snicking inside where they kept the animals and how warm it was.
• Australia
7 Nov 07
Nothing to do with it. I have only been on the farm for 18 months. I have been eating lamb for 37 years. A roast leg of lamb is one of my favorite meals.
• Australia
7 Nov 07
ups sorry my mistake. but hey come on play along with me here :))))). my brain refuses to think of lamb as meal and it became even worse when I was pregnant I was given lamb to cook for the clients and that smell was just so bad I will never forget it (it might not have been lamb but 20 year old sheep)
@carmelanirel (21113)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I did a science project where I had an incubator and I saw a chicken being hatched and had it for a while until my dad took it to a farm. Then for about a year or so, I didn't eat much chicken.. I do eat lamb for the spring feast, I love it with mint jelly..:)
• Australia
7 Nov 07
I have watched many birds hatch like pigeon and some other. I have also watch a rabit give birth and a cat. And have seen a sheep give bith and a goat (that baby goat was later mine dont ask what happened to it I dont want to know) and a cow give birt I think I might have watch a horse but maybe not. It is amaizing part of life.
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• United States
7 Nov 07
I lived in the suburbs, so I that was the first I have seen anything come into this world. And after it dried out and fluffed up, it was so cute, I couldn't bear the thought that it may end up my my dinner plate..
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
26 Jan 09
i didn;t eat sheep and lamb meet and i don't like it and i will not touch them. i eat chicken and goat and not other animals.
• Australia
27 Jan 09
Interesting that you eat goat but not lamb
• South Africa
11 Nov 07
We eat Lamb Chops baked in oven or roasted outside on the braai. Lamb Curry is also good. Some Indian people(religious reasons)do not eat beef (cow is sacred)so I cook a lot of Lamb and Mutton as it forms a large part of Indian Cuisine.
• Australia
11 Nov 07
Yes I do know that people in india eat a lot of lamb ( I dont know how much port is part of your diet).
@pinay81 (1539)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
yeap i eat lamb and camel also you can cook 1st the lamb in the water after boil for 15 mins washed it again and boiled again for the second time and put some cardamom,cinnamon stick,some spices and after boiled for 15 mins again washed it and cook it the way you like it. i usually cooked lamb 2x a week:-)
• Australia
9 Nov 07
I cant eat any meat that has been boiled ever since I was pregnant that smell made me so sick I was not able to eat for hours. If I have to boil something I turn it on than when it starts to boil I go out and tell my husband to check on it every few minutes and than I go check it put the other things and then go turn it off and open all windows. I changed so much during pregnancy and I cant go back.
@seabeauty (1481)
• United States
8 Nov 07
The only time I eat lamb is when I go to a restaurant. It has been many years since I have eaten lamb. It is not something I buy at the supermarket. If the restaurant serves it I may order it.
• Australia
9 Nov 07
Well it does look tasty when they make it but I still dont eat it I ask for chicken to be on the safe side if they have fancy names and I dont know what is in it :)))
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
8 Nov 07
I do eat lamb. But not to often. Lamb meat is expensive compare to other meat, so of course can not cook and eat lamb so often. But if I have to cook lamb, I will put lamb in the grill after marinate it with some herbs and soy ketchup. Hm.. it is really nice meal!
• Australia
9 Nov 07
Wow more expencive than other meat why would that be so?????
@nempel (139)
• Indonesia
8 Nov 07
hmmmmm ... I also eat lamb, but usually in cary and satay mode, after read your topic, I got your points, I also have expirenced like you but not on lamb, actually on rabbit T_T ... so poor whe saw its to be kill .. eugh...... but the filing only lasting arround few years, after that, still eat again.
• Australia
8 Nov 07
we had a rabit and after some time my parents got another one (this was 2 years ago) they had babies and once they were big enough my parents told me they sold they and I belived them and few days later my mother cooked one of them it was so small I dont know was it worth killing it. I dont eat any of those animals I only eat beef and pork.
• China
8 Nov 07
I don't think we eat lamb meat, but we eat goat meat here. Actually, goat meat also has a special smell. Fortunately, I can bear it. But I just have goat meat several times one year. Eating goat meat in winter is popular here, especially the soup. A bowl of hot soup with goat meat will warm you up in winter.
• Australia
8 Nov 07
I know goat meat and milk and cheese do smell a lot more than lamb.
@gdiepod (48)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I think lamb meati s gross, i've never had sheep meat though.
• Australia
8 Nov 07
some people eat older animals I think its called muton or something
@laurika (4537)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Hi violet, you won't believe it, but my parents made me the same thing. They also bought a little lamb for eastern and when I was happy to have a new friends, they tell me they are gonna kill it. I was crying so hard , i remeber too. But I did eat it probably too, I don't remeber. I didn't have it for long time , but last time we were in the store we have seen it is really easy to buy it here. So i try to cook it and it was really delicious. I made mine with garlic and rosemary. To remove smell from the meat you might try to soak it in the milk over night. My mum is using the same thing for fish and it really works.
• Australia
8 Nov 07
I have not eaten it for probably over 20 years and once you tell your self its smell than its hard to change that.
• India
7 Nov 07
yes i eat alot of lamb....lamb soup...chops ...everything...its better than other red meat i guess....and it is protienacious...too. Regards] Harry
• Australia
8 Nov 07
well good for you on beeng able to eat it honestly. I dont know if its better than any other red meat but I know a lot of people are not allowed to eat it due to heath reasons.
@Ravenladyj (22994)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I've had lamb in the past and actually have enjoyed it (I love Greek food and some of the dishes I've had over the yrs were lamb)....I've also had goat which is ok...a little too fatty for me though but that could be the cut maybe I dunno...
• Australia
7 Nov 07
As far as I know goat meat should not have lots of fat. I have tasted some but ages ago.
• United States
7 Nov 07
While spending a summer vacation on my grandparents farm I had a pet calf. I really loved that calf. Then one day it disappeared. I'm pretty sure I ate it for dinner without knowing it. I forget what they told me happened to the calf, I was very young. But for sure they lied to me because one time my grandfather took me fishing and I cried so hard over the poor fish that he finally had to dump them all back in the river, so he knew about my 'sensitivities'. My mother once tried to force me to eat some chickens that had been my dear pets. That was a very unpleasant evening in our home. When I got older I became pretty much a vegetarian for awhile because the idea of taking another life to sustain my own was so sad to me. When I realized that carrots and apples are alive too, I justified my not eating meat with that I didn't want to eat anything that could run from me to save it's life, or look at me with terror in it's eyes. These days I have taken a more relaxed view. I have had to since my kitties regularly bring their catch inside to play with and eat. I have realized that that is the way of life. Nor do I believe in 'one life is all'... I believe we all, 4 legged beasts or 2 legged beasts, come back again and again, not to play out some karmic role, but for the fun of it. I am no longer a vegetarian, and yes, I love lamb. Especially lamb curry! Although, if I had to go out and kill it and gut it and skin it first, I think I would stick to roots, nuts, berries, and steamed nettles! Mushrooms too, except only the ones I could positively identify! I've read of some pretty horrid deaths from eating certain mushrooms!
• Australia
7 Nov 07
yes it was the whole pet thing that put me off just like you I had a briff period when I refused to eat meat (any) but I was told about the eggs and milk how I drink the milk of my pet or eat the eggs so it simmed pointless to do it and plus I do love meat.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I eat lamb from time to time but not too often. It is pretty good. I too can smell the herbs and I can always imagine the distinct taste.
• Australia
7 Nov 07
i dont mind the smell of herbs its the smell of the meat that I dont like.
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I'd eat it any time it was prepared for me...yum