Grilled rack of lamb with rosemary

Ingredients

3 lg cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp light-tasting olive oil
3 tbsp dry red wine
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp dried rosemary
1 1/2 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper
3 lamb racks, about 2 lb each, trimmed of most visible fat

How to prepare

Combine garlic, olive oil, wine, mustard, rosemary, salt and pepper in sm dish Rub over surface of lamb, using fingers (wear rubber gloves to prevent garlic Fragrance on hands) let rest at room temperature 1/2 hour grill over moderately hot Coals, turning several times until cooked to desired doneness, roughly 17 minutes For med rare let meat rest 10 minutes tented with foil to serve, cut through ribs To slice meat, dividing each rack into 2 servings makes 6 servings

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Roast lamb with potatoes

Ingredients

3 garlic cloves
1 leg of young spring lamb
salt and pepper
1 lemon; juiced
salt
2 cup -hot water
4 tbsp butter; melted

20 sm potatoes; peeled
2 tbsp tomato paste

How to prepare

Wash leg of lamb. Slit with sharp knife in various places on both sides of lamb. Slice garlic thinly and insert the slices in slits made in lamb. Season with salt and pepper and brush with melted butter. Squeeze lemon juice over lamb and place in roasting pan, fat side up. Roast at 450 f for 1/2 hour.
While lamb is browning, sprinkle potatoes with salt, rub with tomato paste, and let stand for a few minutes. Add potatoes to the baking pan with the water and lower oven temperature to 350 f. Turn and baste the potatoes occasionally during the roasting period. When lamb is done, remove to hot serving platter and keep warm. Increase oven temperature to 425 f and brown potatoes for 20 minutes longer.

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Stuffed boneless lamb roast

Ingredients

1 boneless lamb shoulder
1 clove garlic, peeled and cut into slivers
2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
2 slices of bacon, chopped
Grated rind of 1 orange
1 egg
1 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
Juice of 1 orange
1 tbsp honey

How to prepare

1. Open the lamb shoulder and spread it flat, skin side down. Make small slits in the meat and insert garlic slivers.
2. In a lg bowl, combine breadcrumbs, bacon, orange rind, egg, basil, and parsley. Spread lamb with stuffing. Roll meat up, tucking in any loose ends. Tie securely in several places with string.
3. On a rack in a roasting pan, roast shoulder in a 325 f oven for about 1 hour, or until meat is just pink. During the last 15 minutes of roasting, brush lamb with orange juice combined with honey. Serves 4 to 6.

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Lamb-coriander

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb stewing lamb, trimmed of fat and diced
2 cups full fat natural yogurt
6 garlic cloves, crushed
4 tsp ground coriander
2 lila murcha, (fresh green chili peppers), crushed
4 tsp paprika
3-4 tsp salt
4 tbsp cooking oil
2 med onions (or more to taste)
3 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp black mustard seed
3 tsp ginger, coarsely crushed
2 tsp cayenne pepper
4 oz fresh coriander

How to prepare

(1) dice the meat into bite-size cubes, and soak in warm water for 2-3 minutes
(2) mix the paprika, ground coriander, salt, crushed garlic, and crushed green chilies with yogurt drain the lamb and add to the yogurt marinade
(3) leave to marinate for at least six hours ideally it should marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours
(4) dice the onions into thin semi-circles in a lg saucepan or a generous frying- pan, heat the cooking oil over a high flame add the onions when the oil is hot enough to “steam” reduce the heat to med and stir occasionally fry the onions until they change color to a deep red/brown this should take 10 to 15 minutes
(5) at this point add the black mustard seeds and stir a few times then add the ginger, cumin seeds, red chilies and turmeric powder increase the heat and fry this “masala” for a couple of minutes
(6) add the marinated lamb to the masala and mix well
(7) at this point you have two options, either to cook the meat on the stove or to bake it stovetop cooking takes less time but requires fairly constant stirring it should be cooked in a covered saucepan on a low to med flame for about 45 minutes add water if the sauce gets too dry and begins to stick for baking, transfer it to an ovenproof casserole, cover it, and bake for 1 1/2 hours at 200 deg f check occasionally, though you are unlikely to need to add any water to the sauce
(8) finally, prepare and wash the fresh coriander in cold water only the leaves and the tender stems should be retained chop coarsely and mix well just before serving if you don’t have any fresh coriander, then mix in 2-3 tsp of coriander powder serve with well buttered (boiled) rice or pita bread, and fresh salad (serves 3-4) notes take care not to burn the onions and don’t overcook the masala just before mixing in the marinated meat.

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Yucatan leg of lamb

Ingredients

1 whole leg of lamb (approx 6.5 lb)
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
3 tbsp black peppercorns
3 tbsp dried oregano leaves
3 tbsp dried thyme leaves
0 5 tsp sea salt
3-4 dried chipotles chile
3 tbsp olive oil
8-10 prickly pear cactus pads (opt.)
6 cups reserved lamb stock or beef
Salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 325. Trim fell and fat from leg of lamb (the fell is what gives lamb its strong taste it is important to remove it as thoroughly as possible) remove hip bone with a boning knife (you can leave this on, it just makes carving the lamb a little more difficult) re-form the lamb and tie tightly with kitchen string make a stock with the bones and trimmings and set lamb aside, covered with plastic wrap in a sm iron skillet, saut

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Irish stew

Ingredients

3 lbs boneless lamb shoulder cut into 1-1/2″ cubes
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped onions
3 cups sliced potato
1 cup diced potatoes
1 cup cubed white turnips
1-1/2 cups sliced carrots
salt & pepper

How to prepare

Put the lamb, chopped onion and diced potato into a stew pot and pour on boiling water to cover them. Cover the pot and simmer for 1 hour. With a fork, mash up the diced potato to thicken the gravy and then add the other vegetables except the parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper, cover and simmer 30 to 45 minutes, or until everything is tender. Serve sprinkled with the chopped parsley. Serves: 6 to 8

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Herb- crusted lamb with roast potatoes

Ingredients

1 leg of lamb (about 7-8 lbs)
2 large cloves of garlic, slivered
5 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp + 2 tsp dried thyme
2 tbsp dried rosemary
2 tbsp coarsely ground black pepper

2 tsp ground coriander
30 small red new potatoes, quartered
2 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
1 tsp kosher salt
fresh rosemary sprigs for decoration

How to prepare

1. Preheat oven to 425

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Gyro

Ingredients

1 lb ground pork
1 lb ground lamb
1 tsp salt
some freshly ground black pepper
6 cloves of crushed garlic
the juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp oregano
2 tbsp ouzo

How to prepare

Mix and mold the meat on a metal skewer. Grill. Serve on pita bread, garnish with tzatziki, chopped tomatoes, sliced onions, some parsley, a sprinkling of oregano.

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Greek meatballs with egg and lemon sauce

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs ground lamb or beef
1 medium onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp minced parsley
1 tsp dried basil or mint
1/3 cup uncooked rice
1 tsp dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste
3 eggs
chicken or beef stock
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
minced parsley
cooked rice

How to prepare

Put meat into a bowl with onion, garlic, uncooked rice, herbs, salt and pepper. Beat two of the egg whites until they froth and add them as well. Reserve yolks and the other egg for the sauce. Gently mix with a fork or your hands, and form walnut-size balls. Fry meatballs in vegetable oil over low heat. When lightly brown, remove with a slotted spoon to a saucepan. Add enough stock to cover meatballs, and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Pour off stock through a sieve, and measure it. You will need 1 1/2 cups for the sauce. To make the sauce, beat reserved egg yolks and the whole egg together until quite frothy. Whisk in lemon juice bit by bit, then whisk in hot stock bit by bit, beating steadily. Pour over meatballs, and cook, stirring, over low heat until sauce thickens. Do not let it come to a boil, or it will separate. Serve on a bed of rice, sprinkled with parsley. Makes four servings.

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Greek style lamb soup

Ingredients

Meaty lamb bones (from leftover roast leg of lamb)
1 quart water
1/2 tsp salt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp raw rice

1 carrot, sliced
1 rib celery, sliced
5 or 6 green onions, sliced
1 or 2 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons dried)
1/2 cup skim milk

1 tsp cornstarch
4 hard-cooked eggs, shredded

How to prepare

In a large pot or dutch oven combine lamb bones with water, salt, lemon juice and onion; heat to boiling; skim foam. Lower heat and simmer, covered, 2 hours (or 40 minutes in a pressure cooker, according to manufacturer’s directions). Remove bone and set aside to cool. Skim fat from broth. Combine fat- skimmed broth with rice, vegetables, parsley and dillweed. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until tender. Meanwhile, remove meat from bones and add meat to soup. Combine skim milk and cornstarch; mix well. Stir into simmering soup until soup is slightly thickened. Presentation: spoon soup into four bowls and top with shredded egg. Yield: makes 4 servings, less than 195 calories each (or 3 meal-size servings, about 255 calories each).

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