Spring is the traditional season to enjoy this flavor-packed meat, but there’s a lamb dish for every season of the year. With so many different cuts and cooking methods, we think every home cook should have a few go-to lamb recipes in their repertoire. Get to know some delicious lamb dishes to try at home. Here we go!
Tagine of Lamb With Preserved Lemon and Olives
Traditional Moroccan ingredients like preserved lemons, olives, ginger, turmeric, and saffron elevate this tasty lamb dish to dinner party-worthy status. You can use a tagine cooking vessel if you have one, but a Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid will do the trick.
Porchetta-Style Roast Lamb
For this show-stopping recipe, stuff seasoned whole boneless lamb with herbs and spices, then wrap and roll in tender belly meat, which caramelizes beautifully in a hot roasting pan. Slice into thick medallions and serve with oven-roasted vegetables on the side for an unforgettable main course.
Mongolian Lamb with Scallions
Most meals are cooked outside over fires, which means speed is key in order for cooks to get out of the elements. Mongolia has a significant nomad population that survives mainly on a diet of domesticated animals and dairy products. While this recipe for Mongolian Lamb may have originated from China, it still uses traditional Mongolian ingredients and their way of cooking.
Minted Lamb Meatballs
Add these intensely flavored, mint-infused lamb meatballs to a plate of pasta and tomato sauce, or wrap in a warm pita with a dollop of Greek yogurt for a new spin on weeknight dinner. Breathe new life into your meatball mix with paprika, cumin, and cayenne (if you’re feeling a little spicy).
Looking to refresh your meatloaf recipe? Try ground lamb for a new spin on this favorite family dish. Subtly spiced with cumin and cinnamon, this lamb meatloaf tastes great with mashed potatoes or sliced for sandwiches the next day.
Whether you cook it for your Sunday roast, weekday dinners, grilling parties, or holiday meals, lamb makes a pleasant change from the usual beef or chicken. Just try one of our best recipes for cooking lamb. You will never regret cooking some delicious lamb for the crowd!