I've always said that Lamb is the most overlooked meat on the market. This wonderful meat is the mainstay of some of the oldest cooking traditions on earth and now something people turn up a nose to without even trying. This is truly a shame. Lamb (and mutton) makes a great meal from Owensboro Mutton Barbecue to a leg of lamb to lamb chops to a rack of lamb. Trust me on this and try one of these great lamb recipes. You will find yourself searching out lamb again and again.
The real secret to... great lamb is to not overcook it. Lamb is done at an internal temperature of 145 degrees F/65 degrees C. Those of us who grew up on overcooked lamb know how tough it can get. Keep an eye on the internal temperature and take it off the grill when it reaches perfect and not a moment later.
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This lamb recipe has a very Greek-style to it. These lamb chops are loaded with tenderness and flavor. Be sure to get the loin chops versus regular lamb chops.
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This is a quick and easy way to make delicious lamb chops. The combination of flavors will make those who don't like lamb come back for more. What makes this recipe work so well is the balance between the natural flavor of lamb and the deep sour of the balsamic vinegar.
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This is a very old and traditional Middle Eastern recipe. The trick is getting the meat to hold onto the skewers. Be gentle with them. As they cook the meat will harden and hold fast. You can serve these lamb kebabs by themselves of with a grilled pita and yogurt sauce.
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This is a classic Greek style rotisserie leg of lamb. A great meal for any occasion or holiday, such as Easter. This lamb is so good you'll want to celebrate Tuesday with it.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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This is a simple grilled lamb chop recipe to prepare and an easy make ahead meal.
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This leg of lamb is marinated with a delicious wine and herb mixture, placed on a rotisserie, and basted throughout the cooking process. This lamb dish is perfect for the Holidays and any large party.
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A great recipe for rack of lamb on the grill. The blackberry preserves add a nice fruit flavor without being too overpowering. A fantastic year round treat.
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These racks of lamb are coated in a garlic flavored, mustard marinade then seared on the grill. You can finish them off indirectly to keep the surface moist while the inside gets cooked through.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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These minty lamb burgers work well served either on pita bread or a bun. If you are using pita, a nice yogurt sauce with cilantro would enhance the already delicious flavor of the meat. Experiment with condiments and see what works best for you.