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Best Lamb Recipes That Will Keep One Finger Licking


Lamb is one of the tastiest and savoury meats in the world. It's the main ingredient of many dishes around the world, but unfortunately, many people on eat lamb on special occasions such as holidays and fancy dinners. Cooking with lamb is no more difficult than cooking with any other meat and can break up the monotony of the usual beef, pork, and chicken dinners.


Lamb Chops Sizzled with Garlic

Another simple way to cook a tried and true classic. Lamb chops are the first thing many people think of when you say lamb recipe as for good reason. It's one of the most popular cuts of meat and even a novice can make it taste delicious. With this recipe, you need to season the chops with salt, pepper and thyme then halve the garlic cloves and add them and the lamb chops to olive oil. Cook at medium-high heat until browned then flip them. When they're done, place them on a plate and add water, lemon, red pepper and parsley to the skillet with the garlic and oil. Heat for about 1 minute, while scraping the bits of meat and fat then pour the sauce over the lamb chops. If possible, use grass-fed lamb such as Australian lamb.

Greek-American Gyros

A classic dish that is loved by many, but only cooked by few. Some of this is due to have easily you can buy from a restaurant. Traditional Greek gyros typically are made from chicken or pork, but in America, most are made with lamb or beef. The star of this dish is the tzatziki sauce. The main ingredients are cucumber, dill, garlic, with greek yogurt being widely used in most recipes. This recipe calls for ground lamb as opposed to sliced meat, but if you have access to it, feel free to use it. In addition to the usual toppings, what makes this recipe special is the puree made from onion, garlic, and bacon.

Shepherd's Pie Made with Ground Lamb

This classic British dish is easy to make and can have you looking like a master chef. The nontraditional ingredients like red wine and Parmesan cheese give this recipe a unique twist. The ground lamb has a bolder flavour than beef and the usual vegetables (celery, carrots, onions, peas) are included in this recipe and it's topped with buttery mashed potatoes. This is dish the entire family should love.

Honey Lamb Kebobs

Probably the most simple dish of this list. There is a wide variety of lamb kebobs which you can make at home, but this is a personal favourite. This Mediterranean-style dish uses a delicious marinade which contains honey, mint and white balsamic vinegar. And mint and lamb have been paired together for many years. The marinade adds a bold, yet sweet flavour. It's best to marinate the lamb for at least 4 hours, but a full day is recommended. You can learn more about marinades here. Lamb chops are recommended because it cooks faster than most other cuts and ensures you won't overcook the vegetables.

Slow Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb

This list wouldn't be a list without a recipe like this. It makes the list for its flavour, aroma, tenderness and how beautiful the finished product will look. It's cooked at the low temperature of 165C (275F) and you set the oven to 260C(500F) while it's resting then put in back in for 15 minutes. Garlic, lemon zest, and rosemary really enhance it and the anchovies in the bring out the meaty flavour of the lamb. This ensures your lamb tastes like lamb and not veggies with no risk of the anchovies overpowering the dish.

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