Lamb Is Perfect For First-Class Dinners & Fantastic Leftovers.
Cooking with lamb is a great way to change up the dinner menu. Lamb is red meat with a nutritional composition similar to beef, except it contains higher levels of potassium, Omega 3s and Omega 6s. Those vitamins and minerals play a crucial role in helping cells function properly and promote healthy growth. Here are some great ways to create an elegant dinner with fulfilling leftovers:
Easy Leg of Lamb
This is about as easy as it gets. Simply trim your leg of lamb, run it under cold water and place it in a baking pan. Sprinkle kosher salt all over the meat and rub with minced garlic. Bake in the oven, basting every 30-40 minutes. Get the full recipe.
Lamb Chops Sizzled In Garlic
Trim your chops and sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme. Brown and cook on each side in a hot skillet coated in olive oil. Remove the meat and use the pan drippings to create a wonderful sauce by adding lemon juice, parsley and red pepper. Get the full recipe.
We haven’t included measurements in this section because cooking with leftovers is dependent on how much you have to use. Watch the dish carefully and make adjustments as needed.
While this recipe is traditionally made with ground lamb, you can always use the leftover leg of lamb or lamb chops. Slice the meat small and thin and set to the side. Saute carrots, onions and celery in butter or olive oil until soft. Sprinkle with several spoonfuls of flour and cook for about a minute, allowing the flour to dry the pan. Slowly add some chicken stock and watch as the sauce thickens. You could start with about a cup and add more as needed. Add the meat, top with mashed potatoes, and dot with butter. Place the dish in the oven for about 30-45 minutes.
This is a fantastic lunch that you can pack up easily by wrapping in tin foil or placing it in a reusable plastic container. Slice the meat thin and place in a pita with feta, red onion, chopped lettuce and tomato. You can keep it easy by drizzling some Italian or Greek salad dressing, or you can make tzatziki with yogurt, garlic and cucumber. Scroll down to the bottom of our Greek lamb burgers for an excellent tzatziki recipe!