Have you seen lamb on our product list and wanted to try it but just not sure how to cook it? Well, there are a lot of great recipes out there so I will share a couple of my favorite today and also where to look for more!
The most common question I get is: “If I want to try lamb what should I get?” And my recommendation is always either ground lamb or lamb chops. Ground lamb, like any ground meat, is just easy and it floats right into a lot of simple meals. But to really get the experience, lamb chops are where it’s at! Lamb chops are also simple to prepare and pack a lot of flavor.
My favorite lamb chop recipe is: Seared Lamb Chops with Mustard-Herb Pan Sauce. This recipe is a classic because in it, I provide instructions for cooking the chops themselves separate from the sauce. This means that you can enjoy the chops as is, without any additional seasoning, or you can rub the chops with any herbs you like before cooking them. I personally really enjoy rosemary and garlic with lamb. And if you choose to make the sauce, you make it in the same pan as the chops so it is a really flavorful one pan dish :)
Ground lamb can be used in almost any dish calling for ground meat. From lamb burgers to lamb chili, lamb lasagna and more, ground lamb is very versatile. My favorite recipe to showcase the lamb itself though is Lamb & Broccoli Pasta.
I can’t end a blog post about cooking lamb without sharing my absolute favorite recipe for Leg of Lamb. Leg of Lamb can range from 3-6 pounds and as such can be intimidating. However, with this Super Simple Buttermilk Leg of Lamb recipe, you can’t go wrong. It is a no fuss recipe and with just 3 ingredients you really can’t mess it up :)
In addition to these great recipes, we also have free recipe books from the American Lamb Board we can give you when you visit us at Produce in the Park as well as when you purchase lamb here at the farm.
Other lamb recipes available on my blog:
Lamb & Rosemary Koftas (ground lamb)
Greek Roasted Lamb Shoulder Roast (can also use leg of lamb)
Braised Lamb Shanks
Shepherd's Pie (use lamb kabob for the 'stew meat')
Have you tried our lamb? Tell me about your experience in the comments. What is your favorite lamb recipe?