Simple Spiced Lamb Flatbreads by Ardross Farm Shop

As Easter is just around the corner, we thought a lamb recipe which all the family could enjoy would be appropriate.

In 2015 the Pollock family at Ardross Farm Shop decided to bring sheep back to their farm. At this point they were selling award-winning produce, including the wonderful Gartmorn Farm Poultry and fantastic Puddledub Pork and everything else you would need for a fantastic local weekly shop. In addition to already producing their own award-winning grass-fed beef, they also supply their farm shop with honey and more than 50 varieties of vegetables.

They decided on a breed of sheep called Easy-Care as they seemed to fit in with their farm and farming philosophies. These sheep all lamb themselves outside leading to a more natural and less stressful lambing season. The sheep are also wool shedding which means no shearing, again reducing stress on animal and farmer.

The sheep are outside all year round just like nature intended on a purely grass-fed diet. In summer, when the grass is plentiful, they cut silage to feed the sheep in the winter when grass is in short supply. 
All these factors ensure that the product that they end up with is an eating experience. 

They now aim to have both lamb and mutton, fresh and frozen, in the shop every day and can also supply whole and half lambs on request. They have had fantastic reviews about both lamb and mutton.
One of the best was from their chef Iain’s youngest son, who declared his dad’s Simple Spiced Lamb Flatbreads as his favourite tea. An accolade indeed. 

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500g Ardross grass-fed minced lamb 
500ml Passata 
1 tsp Cajun spice 
1 tsp smoked paprika   
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt and black pepper

To serve:
1 pack of Italian Piadina flatbreads
Fresh houmous
Fresh mint or basil

1 Brown the lamb mince in a pan then pour off any excess fat. Add the garlic, Cajun spice and smoked paprika to the pan and fry for a further minute. 
2 Pour in the passata, season and lower the heat to simmer very gently for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
3 To serve, warm a flatbread for each person, spread with houmous and spoon on the mince. Sprinkle with some torn mint or basil. Delicious served alongside a Greek salad.

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