If you are looking for the perfect dish to cook when entertaining friends and family, or for the perfect date night meal you need to consider cooking lamb. Lamb can make a delicious, mouthwatering meal that is sure to set the mood in any kitchen and home.
Lamb can be cooked to your exact desired temperature and can be paired with other foods to make an incredibly delicious dish. It is also more nutritious and fewer calories than other meats, especially pork and beef. If you are looking to try lamb, here are some of the top recipes to make sure your guests do not stop talking about the delicious meal they had.
1) Barbeque Roast Lamb for a Rack of Lamb
A barbeque roast lamb is an excellent dish to serve because it has a smoky flavour, but still has the tenderness that you can only achieve when cooking lamb. The first thing you need to do when preparing this dish is to preheat the oven.
If you are looking for your lamb to be cooked medium you should preheat it for 200 degrees Celsius and cook the lamb for 30 to 35 minutes regardless of the weight. You should then check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer and remove right before it reaches its final temperature because the roast will continue to cook as it cools.
This dish can be served with a vegetable or a potato but the star of the show will absolutely be the lamb. Lamb is a delicacy and Australian lamb information has some of the best lambs you can find and some of the best tips on how to prepare it.
2) Tacos with Lamb and Eggplant
Most people are used to eating lamb either grilled or roasted, but very few have tried it on tacos. To prepare the lamb and eggplant you need:
- ½ pound of ground lamb,
- 1 ½ teaspoon of cumin,
- ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper,
- 1 pound of eggplant (diced into 1 inch cubes),
- 2 cloves of garlic,
- ¼ cup of your desired red wine,
- 1 12oz can of diced tomatoes,
and your desired greens to put on the tacos (either arugula, lettuce, spinach, etc.). After you have all of your ingredients add lamb, cumin, red pepper to a large skillet with some oil and heat on medium-high for about five minutes.
Add remaining ingredients, except for the greens, and cook another 5 or 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for another 15 minutes. Spoon mixture onto your desired taco shells and enjoy.
3) Garlic and Rosemary Leg of Lamb
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a seven pound tied leg of lamb into a roasting pan that is lightly oiled. Rub the lamb with a mixture of:
- Three crushed garlic cloves,
- A pinch of salt,
- 2 tablespoons of rosemary,
- A pinch of pepper and
- ¼ cup of beef broth
Place lamb in the oven and let cook until the meat thermometer reads 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
4) Lamb Chop Salad
Season lamb chops with salt and pepper and place on a preheated grill on medium-high heat. Each side should cook for about three minutes but use a meat thermometer to make sure the inside of the chop is 130 degrees Fahrenheit. When chops are done allow to cool for about 5 minutes and serve on top of your favourite type of greens.
5) Roasted Lamb Rump Roast
Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Place lamb rump roast into a roasting pan and rub with salt, pepper, and oil. The average lamb rump is about 500g so cooking times may vary slightly depending on the size roast you have. To reach a medium temperature cook for about 25 minutes. Check internal temperature with a meat thermometer and allow time to cool before serving with asparagus and mashed potatoes.
6) Slow Cooked Shoulder Bone In Lamb
Place a seasoned shoulder bone-in lamb into a slower cooker with a ¼ cup of beef broth. Allow cooking on low heat for 3 to 4 hours or high heat for about 2 hours. Check the internal temperature before serving with your favourite sides.