Arni lemonato – roast lemon lamb

Ingredients

1 leg of lamb, about 2 kg
2 lemons (juice only)
freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp butter or margarine
3 garlic cloves
salt
1 tsp dried rigani or oregano

1 cup hot water

How to prepare

Wipe leg with damp cloth. Cut small slits over surface of lamb. Cut garlic cloves into slivers and insert in slits. Rub entire surface with lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with herb and place in a roasting pan. Cook in a moderate oven for 1 hour. Drain off fat and add hot water to pan. Spread butter on lamb and return to oven. Cook for further 1 1/2 hours or until lamb is cooked to taste. Turn during cooking to brown evenly. Allow lamb to rest in warm place for 15 to 20 minutes before carving. Skim off excess fat from pan juices, reduce if necessary and serve with the lamb.

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Yuvetsi

Ingredients

4 lb lamb shoulder or leg
1 minced onion
Salt and pepper to taste
1 3″ stick of cinnamon
2 tbsp of tomato paste
1 cup hot water
1 qt chicken stock
2 cups orzo

How to prepare

Cube lamb into manageable size pieces and brown all over add a minced onion and brown that too now add salt and pepper to taste, a 3″ stick of cinnamon and 2 tbsp of tomato paste mixed with 1 cup hot water cover and simmer for some 20 minutes and then remove cinnamon stick now transfer if necessary to a buttered yuvetsi or oven-proof casserole add 1 qt of stock (chicken is fine or what have you) orzo 2 cups poured over and leveled out now bake at 375f for 40 minutes or so or until the lamb is tender and liquid has absorbed stir, uncover and bake 10 minutes more remove and let stand for 10 minutes or so covered with a dry kitchen towel

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Wolfgang Puck’s Meat Loaf

Ingredients

1 lb (about 4 lg), preferrably Japanese, eggplants
5 to 6 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground white pepper
2 shallots
1/2 lb mushrooms, minced
2 lbs medium ground lamb, veal, or pork, or meat combination
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
Mushroom Sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lb mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 cup port
1 cup Brown Veal Stock
6 tbsp (3 ounces) unsalted butter
Salt
Freshly ground pepper

We don’t serve this in any of my restaurants, but I prepare it at home for my friends during the cooler months of the year. The recipe may look complicated, but even a novice in the kitchen will have excellent results and win rave reviews.
– Wolfgang Puck

1. Preheat the oven to 450

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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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