Lamb-Loving Cook Steals Hearts with Surefire Recipe for Romance

Cocoa Rubbed Lamb Chops with Basil Fig Port-Wine Reduction Wins Top Prize

Mar 21, 2011, 12:53 ET from American Lamb Board

DENVER, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Love was in the air this February as lamb lovers heated up their kitchens and entered their favorite lamb dishes into the American Lamb Board's "Recipe for Romance" contest.  The most heart-warming recipe was from Jennifer Daskevich of Los Angeles, CA, who created a recipe for Cocoa Rubbed Lamb Chops with Basil Fig Port-Wine Reduction Sauce.

Daskevich's lamb chops set the stage for a romantic evening, noting that words like "Decadent, sweet, succulent" can be used to describe both lamb and love.  Plus, she points out that lamb "holds special wooing powers" and that she "can't think of any dish more romantic than lamb chops."

As the winner of the 2011 "Recipes for Romance" contest, Daskevich will receive a lambtastic monthly date night dinner package that includes four different dinners, with each featuring a ewe-nique cut of American Lamb and bottle of wine for two.  Additionally, every fan of lamb that submitted a romantic recipe will receive special gear and swag.  

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About the American Lamb Board

The American Lamb Board is an industry-funded research and promotions commodity board that represents all sectors of the American Lamb industry including producers, feeders, seed stock producers and processors. The Board, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, is focused on increasing demand by promoting the freshness, flavor, nutritional benefits, and culinary versatility of American Lamb. The work of the American Lamb Board is overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the board's programs are supported and implemented by the staff in Denver, Colorado.

For more information about the American Lamb Board, please contact Chloe Mata Crane ( or Marliese Engel Traver ( at Baltz & Company -- 212-982-8300


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SOURCE American Lamb Board