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Quiz about Lamb for Dinner
Quiz about Lamb for Dinner

Lamb for Dinner Trivia Quiz


Our friendly shepherd, Eburge, has allowed his sheep to wander into Hobbies. Let's have a look at what we can do with them before he realises and reclaims the flock, which may be less numerous than when he lost them. Note: UK terms and bias apply.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
348,886
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1734
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Question 1 of 10
1. What name is given to the dish made from two racks of lamb tied into a circle before roasting? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The traditional accompaniment to a roast lamb dinner in the United Kingdom is which of these sauces? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The dish made from lamb or mutton with onions, and topped with potato is called a hotpot and is particularly associated with which English county? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The cheap cut of meat called scrag end of lamb comes from which part of the animal? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Scottish dish of haggis is made from sheep's liver, heart and lungs, traditionally encased in the animal's stomach. A meal ground from which grain is added to the mixture? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A stew made from lamb or mutton can be called a 'navarin'. From which country does the traditional recipe come? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Kebabs, which were traditionally made from lamb, originated in which part of the world? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. A traditional dish from the Kashmir region of India and made from lamb is which of these? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A pie made from minced lamb and topped with mashed potato is known by which of these names? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. We can finish off the meal with some cheese and biscuits. Which of these French cheeses is made from the milk of a ewe? Hint



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1. What name is given to the dish made from two racks of lamb tied into a circle before roasting?

Answer: Crown of lamb

A rack of lamb is cut from the spine of the animal and includes eight ribs or chops on each side. Normally, only one side is used and it can be roasted as it is. For a fancier dish, and to serve more people, two or three racks are tied into a circle to make the crown roast of lamb.

The rib bones are normally exposed, which is called 'French style', and are often decorated with paper hats in the form of a chef's toque. Two racks can also be prepared facing each other, when the dish is called a 'guard of honour'.
2. The traditional accompaniment to a roast lamb dinner in the United Kingdom is which of these sauces?

Answer: Mint sauce

Mint sauce is made from finely chopped mint leaves, mixed with vinegar and a tiny amount of sugar. Some sources say the tradition may date from Biblical times, when the Israelites ate lamb with bitter herbs, but there seems to be no definitive answer. Rosemary is also commonly used to flavour lamb during cooking and redcurrant jelly is sometimes used as an accompaniment. Parsley sauce, based on a white sauce, can accompany fish or gammon and bread sauce is usually served with poultry. Tartare sauce is used with fish and scampi.
3. The dish made from lamb or mutton with onions, and topped with potato is called a hotpot and is particularly associated with which English county?

Answer: Lancashire

The traditional Lancashire hotpot was prepared early and left to cook for several hours in a large, heavy, pot on a low heat. As well as onions, many other vegetables can be included but the covering must be of sliced potatoes. Cornwall is famous for its pasties, consisting of meat and vegetables cooked in pastry. Devon is associated with cream teas, including scones with jam and cream. Derbyshire is best known for the Bakewell tart, a pastry base covered with jam and topped with an almond flavoured sponge.
4. The cheap cut of meat called scrag end of lamb comes from which part of the animal?

Answer: Neck

Meat from the neck region is one of the cheaper cuts, as it is tougher and fattier than most others. It is good for use in stews or casseroles as the longer cooker time for these dishes makes the meat more tender. Well known British cookery writer Delia Smith recommends the use of scrag end for hotpots, so who am I to disagree?
5. The Scottish dish of haggis is made from sheep's liver, heart and lungs, traditionally encased in the animal's stomach. A meal ground from which grain is added to the mixture?

Answer: Oats

Haggis is usually served at dinners to celebrate Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, on 25 January annually. He wrote a famous poem in 1787, called 'Address to a Haggis'. The offal meat for the dish is minced and onions, suet, oatmeal and seasoning are added. Stock is then added to the mixture before being cooked in a casing, which is normally sausage casing rather than a stomach in modern times.

Much fun has been had by locals convincing tourists (often Americans) that the haggis is a real animal.
6. A stew made from lamb or mutton can be called a 'navarin'. From which country does the traditional recipe come?

Answer: France

The name of the dish has been ascribed to the Battle of Navarino, in 1827, or, more prosaically, to the French name for turnip, which is 'navet'. The stew is made from a mixture of lamb shoulder or neck with vegetables and includes red wine for flavouring.

The recipe is very similar to that for Irish stew, but the latter does not include wine, although stout is occasionally added for extra flavour.
7. Kebabs, which were traditionally made from lamb, originated in which part of the world?

Answer: Asia

The kebab began life in Persia, now Iran, and spread into Turkey and the Middle East. Kebabs have made their way into many parts of the world nowadays, and are part of the takeaway scene in many British towns. There are several types, with the shish kebab consisting of meat and vegetables threaded on a skewer (the name of shish comes from the Turkish word for skewer).

The doner kebab comes from meat cooked on a rotating spit, with slices being cut from it for serving. There are other variations, but these two are the best known.
8. A traditional dish from the Kashmir region of India and made from lamb is which of these?

Answer: Rogan Josh

In Kashmir itself, the name of the dish is said to mean 'colour' (rogan) and 'moderate heat' (josh), which reflects the red colour of the sauce and the slow cooking needed for the meal. There are other interpretations, so I have used the one for the region of origin.

The colour comes from ground red pepper, called Kashmiri mirch, and this also gives a spicy but not too hot flavour to the dish. The other options are vegetarian dishes. Aloo Gobi is made from potato (aloo), cauliflower and spices. Sarson Da Saag is made from mustard leaves (sarson) and spices and Dal or Dhal (just two of the spellings around) is made from pulses, including beans, peas and lentils.
9. A pie made from minced lamb and topped with mashed potato is known by which of these names?

Answer: Shepherd's pie

Making a shepherd's pie is a good way of using up left-over roast lamb, and the name should only be used when mutton or lamb is the meat. However, it is often used for pies made with other minced up meat topped with potato, which should be called cottage pies.

There are many articles about the semantics of the names as the name of cottage pie was in use for nearly a century before the name of shepherd's pie made an appearance. The other pies do exist, according to my research, but are not as well known.
10. We can finish off the meal with some cheese and biscuits. Which of these French cheeses is made from the milk of a ewe?

Answer: Roquefort

Roquefort is made in the south of France, in Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, and only cheeses made in the region can bear the name as it is protected by law. The cheese is white and crumbly, with veins of mould. The cheeses are matured in the nearby caves and visitors to the area can see the caves and follow the whole process of manufacture. Camembert and Brie are both made from cows' milk and Chèvre is made from the milk of goats. If you know any French, you may have realised that chèvre is the French word for goat.
Source: Author rossian

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