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Is lamb big in Poland?


osiol 55 | 3,922  
6 Oct 2007 /  #1
I served my Polish flatmate a roast lamb dinner recently.
He asked what the meat was and I told him lamb.
He told me he'd never eaten lamb before!

As far as meats go, the quantities I eat run in roughly this order:
1. Pig
2. Cow
3. Sheep
4. Chicken

How does this compare with a typical Polish diet?
If anyone puts donkey in their list, I'll give you a good solid hoofing!
Does Poland have a low ovine population?
proesik  
6 Oct 2007 /  #2
Hmm... firstly - I don't like lamb.

In my family it looks like
1. Chicken
2. Pig
3. Cow
inkrakow  
6 Oct 2007 /  #3
There is quite a lot of lamb produced in Poland but it gets exported to Italy as the Poles don't like it - I've heard that they get put off by the smell. I've tried it and it's lovely!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
6 Oct 2007 /  #4
In no particular order.

turkey
chicken
pig
cow

Sheep...never.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
6 Oct 2007 /  #5
I love lamb but only Greek and Italian restaurants know how to make it! Especially Greek. There is no smell, just heavenly taste.
I've learn to improvise the dishes somewhat and enjoy it at home as well. It's about preparation and spices. If not done properly - you're right, the taste and smell are too overwhelming to enjoy to meat.

I tried lamb in Chicago at one of the Highlander's restaurant, thinking they should know how to do it, but I did not like it, just salt and pepper does not cut it. I make it better at home.
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
6 Oct 2007 /  #6
I have to say I've never seen a sheep in Poland.
I haven't spent enough time there to look though.
I have seen a man on a bicycle leading two cows down a road.

If not done properly - you're right, the taste and smell are too overwhelming to enjoy to

Rosemary and mint sauce are quite powerful flavours that can combat the force of the lamb!
If lamb is eaten, what herbs, spices and condiments are usually associated with it?
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
6 Oct 2007 /  #7
I don't like mint flavor and don't use mint jelly. Rosemary, oregano, garlic, lemon, any or even all will do wonders to lamb. A touch of tomato sauce as well. I buy already mixed Greek spices at Greek deli. I bought one recently at Trader Joe's store, which is also wonderful. The store and the spice! :)

Lamb needs to be marinated at least overnight with your favorite spices before grilling, braising, roasting...whatever. Yammm, almost like kielbasa z kapusta! :)
Bubbles 1 | 120  
6 Oct 2007 /  #8
Why does a Donkey want to know if LAMB is eaten???? Isn't that kinda crossing the line? LOL

Love ya Osiol
Ronek 1 | 261  
6 Oct 2007 /  #9
lamb is alright, ppl in poland eat a lot of it in certain region (highlanders mostly)
I myself prefer pigs, cows and donkeys obviously ^^
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
6 Oct 2007 /  #10
Why does a Donkey want to know if LAMB is eaten????

Doesn't it seem odd enough that a donkey is asking questions on an internet forum for starters?

Sheep, throughout much of Britain's pre-industrial history, were the most significant thing in our economy.
You can't avoid the bleating little so-and-sos in much of our countryside.
I eat lamb at least once a week.
To meet someone who has survived for 20 years without tasting one of the major nutrients was a bit of a shock.
Ronek 1 | 261  
6 Oct 2007 /  #11
well donkey its a fact that lamb isnt big in poland, but you prolly never eaten boar.
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
6 Oct 2007 /  #12
but you prolly never eaten boar

Wild boar & apple sausages every couple of weeks.
Ironically, each week I alternate between these and lamb and mint.
Bubbles 1 | 120  
6 Oct 2007 /  #13
I myself prefer pigs, cows and donkeys obviously ^^

Never had donekey is it good?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
6 Oct 2007 /  #14
Salami sausage made of donkey is very good. I like donkeys.
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
6 Oct 2007 /  #15
Salami sausage made of donkey is very good

Is there anything else it is similar to?
I've never (knowingly) eaten horse.

I know this looks kind of sick, but...

... there is a man behind the donkey, so to speak.

Dangerous question: what goes into kebabs in Poland?
gavin79 3 | 72  
29 Oct 2007 /  #16
Dangerous question: what goes into kebabs in Poland?

Im sure its pork, well it doesnt taste like lamb.... But still tastes good
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Oct 2007 /  #17
Im sure its pork

But I had read that kebab shops there are run by Muslims.
Curious.
gavin79 3 | 72  
29 Oct 2007 /  #18
Hmmmmm strange, allthe kebab places ihave been in Poznan has been run by polish people.... Maybe they are in disguise hehe
Jacek 1 | 8  
29 Oct 2007 /  #19
What about polish sausage called "kabanos" I liked it very much until someone told me it is made of horse meat
randompal 7 | 306  
29 Oct 2007 /  #20
Dangerous question: what goes into kebabs in Poland?

usually chicken, sometimes lamb.

What about polish sausage called "kabanos" I liked it very much until someone told me it is made of horse meat

kabanos is usually either pork or chicken, sometimes turkey or boar. horse is rare, most consumers wouldnt want to eat it
Jacek 1 | 8  
29 Oct 2007 /  #21
"There's plenty of room for all God's creatures.
Right next to the mashed potatoes."
polishgirltx  
29 Oct 2007 /  #22
"kabanos" I liked it very much until someone told me it is made of horse meat

yes, usually made of pork but also beef and lamb
adilski 2 | 105  
29 Oct 2007 /  #23
lamb is not very common, not like these indian restaurants in london,,, everything is lamb lamb
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
29 Oct 2007 /  #24
indian restaurants in london,,, everything is lamb lamb

Sometimes it just says 'Meat Curry'. I never trust that one.
Shawn_H  
29 Oct 2007 /  #25
Is lamb big in Poland? A lamb weighs about 120 pounds and yields approximately 60 to 72 pounds of retail lamb cuts, which include bone and fat. That's pretty big.
aaa  
14 Nov 2007 /  #26
There is quite a lot of lamb produced in Poland but it gets exported to Italy as the Poles don't like it - I've heard that they get put off by the smell. I've tried it and it's lovely!

thats mutton (adult sheep, hence the smell) youre thinking about. it used to be big years ago. Lamb isnt that popular, a bit expensive, but we do eat veal a lot.

Quoting: adilski
indian restaurants in london,,, everything is lamb lamb

Sometimes it just says 'Meat Curry'. I never trust that one.

its all lamb because cows are holly animals in india first of all, and they definately wont cook pork as many indians are muslims!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
14 Nov 2007 /  #27
Chicken - free range only
Cow
No pigs - nothing to do with religion -it just makes me ill
Lamb cooked by my fair hand on a Sunday roasted - dont like anyone elses :))))
have tried boar - very nice :)
tried dear - yummy (sorry rudolph)
tried horse once - not very nice (bloody Italians)
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
14 Nov 2007 /  #28
Is lamb big in Poland?

I wonder if anyone read that aloud :)
aaa  
14 Nov 2007 /  #29
Quoting: osiol
Is lamb big in Poland?

I wonder if anyone read that aloud :)

yeah i guess shaun_h did hahaha ;)
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
14 Nov 2007 /  #30
i love eating lamb, but my partner hates it.. now I understand why.. he's just not used to eating it. I feel the same about pork... ah well, theres always chicken.

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