Lamb is a scary kind of meat for those who don't eat it regularly, but it seems like all most people eat in this country is chicken pork and beef, so a little lamb every now and again is a refreshing change of pace. Here are some of my favorite things to try with a meat you may not be so familiar with.
Lamb with rosemary seasons
- Crock pots are a great way to cook this meat in a roast format, because it retains its lovely moistness that way. Season the roast with cracked pepper, salt, rosemary, and anything else you may be partial too. This is super with asparagus and roasted baby red spuds. I like to serve it to my in laws for Christmas Supper, and it is better than eating turkey every holiday.
Teriyaki Lamb Chops with Pineapple
- Marinade the chops for about four or five hours, and grill them. A fresh pineapple gives a much better flavor than a canned one does, and believe me this dish is worth doing right. I love the flavor and uniqueness the lamb gives off, and the surprise on the family's faces when they see what's for dinner. You do have to be careful not to dry out the chops, they do that easily, which is why I grill them on a pan and not on the barbeque.
Shitake Mushroom and Cream Sauce Chops
- This is super easy, a can of cream of mushroom soup, and then I like to slice up fresh shitakes and put them in the sauce. This is again a dish, because of the cut of meat, you have to be careful not to dry out. Serve with mashed red potatoes with skin on, and corn is another good side, but bread for whatever reason goes poorly with the meal.
- Worcestershire sauce makes great seasoning for the broth, and almost any and all vegetables go great in the stew, as with any long time cooking meal I stew it in a crock pot to make the meat tender and retain the moisture. This is a great recipe to serve with home baked bread rolls or a potato loaf. I like a thinner more soup like broth as opposed to the thicker gravy like stuff, and more people are apt to try the soup version.
Never fear to try a new idea, many folks are afraid to try lamb but it is a wonderful meat to play with when you are a bored cook at home.