It’s that time of the year again: where chefs and industry experts sit down and, nearly always, correctly predict the upcoming food trends for the year – celery juice, anyone? No, us neither. But most of the time, they get it right. So we’ve rounded up a few of the hottest food trends you can look forward to in kitchens up and down the country for 2020.
1. Healthier Kitchens
A common theme touted for 2020, unsurprisingly, is healthier kitchens. Younger chefs in particular are more focused on health, mindful eating, sustainable foods and foodstuffs to fuel the mind, body and soul. So, fortunately for you, lamb is not only one of the most sustainable meats but also one of the healthiest – with lamb not only a rich source of high-quality protein, but also an outstanding source of many vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc and vitamin B12! Here’s a few healthy recipes to look forward to in 2020 .
2. Low-Carb Diets
Over the last few years, carb-less diets like keto have seen a huge surge in popularity, which are only set to continue on their upward spiral as more people turn towards the low-carb way of eating. Yes, we love carbs as much as the next person – but we love lamb more. So, crack on our keto-loving friends! Here’s to many more lamb-inspired meals in 2020, like our low-carb Spiced Lamb Leg Steaks with Sweet Beetroot Salad, Vietnamese Soup with Lamb Strips, Spring Lamb Chops with Pancetta and Little Gem Lettuce and Lamb Steaks with Rocket and Pistachio Pesto .
3. More Vegetables…
Remaining strictly on the health theme, the nation’s love for vegetables and organic products is only set to continue well into the new year and beyond – which is music to our ears. Yes, don’t be shocked: we love vegetables, as they’re the perfect companion to lamb! Still don’t believe us? Try our Hearty Lamb and Vegetable Soup, Lamb Skewers, Aubergine Caviar and Yogurt and Mint Sauce or Spicy Lamb Chops with Avocado and Olive Salsa – to name but a few of our lamb legendary lamb recipes that are perfectly paired with vegetables .
4. Asian Influences on Food
It’s no secret that the taste-bud-tingling flavours of oriental cuisine are among the best in the world. But the nation’s love for the likes of pho, udon and kimchi are here to stay – and for good reason! Not only are they packed full of nutrients, they’re also pretty darn tasty, so why not celebrate the great tastes and trends of the continent with dishes like our Teriyaki Lamb Rice Bowl with Chilli Dressing, Vietnamese Soup with Lamb Strips, Bo Bun Style Lamb and Oriental Lamb Stir Fry. Chopsticks at the ready .
5. Hot Dates with Harissa
Harissa is probably no stranger to your kitchen. But this punch-packing chilli pepper paste has arguably been overshadowed by other assorted spices in recent years, until now. Dubbed the new sriracha, expect to see more of this fridge-tray-essential on menus up and down the country in 2020. Fortunately, we never stopped loving harissa and you’ll find this heavenly paste in a great many of our recipes. Case in point: Butterflied Harissa Shoulder of Lamb and our Lamb Meatballs with Harissa and Pecorino !
6. Sizzling Street Food
Easy and speedy to cook and even easier and speedier to eat, everyone loves street food. Be it on the move, in modern food halls, or in the comfort of your home – street food can be enjoyed anywhere and everywhere without ever losing the fulsome flavour it’s famous for. So, we’re delighted to hear that street food’s here to stay! Join us in celebrating by cooking up these snacky sides at home, starring our Thai Lamb Mini-Meatballs, Turkish Lamb Pizza and Lamb Kebabs with Spices and Raisin Tabbouleh .
So there you have it, folks. Our lamb-inspired guide to the food trends to look out for in 2020! But whatever weird and wonderful foodstuffs make their way into kitchens, lamb will always be our number one. So, what are you waiting for? Our lamb recipes have been created by people like you, for people like you to cook at home. Don your aprons and get creative in the kitchen. Happy Ewe Year!
 – Business Insider.  – Food and Wine.  – BBC Good Food.