Lamb recipes to make the most of this succulent meat, including slow cooked shoulder of lamb that is so worth the wait, fragrant lamb curry and a good old shepherd’s pie, which is guaranteed to please a crowd.
Our pick of lamb recipes feature roast lamb recipes that will impress at Easter and beyond, whether you go for a traditional roast lamb, a leg of lamb rubbed all over with Indian spices or for roast lamb with stuffing, which will make your roast go that much further.
And once the sun starts to shine? Lamb comes into its own at a barbecue. Think DIY lamb burgers in a bun or pitta or chilli and cumin-marinated lamb skewers top of our list for a sunny day sharing food with friends. Lamb ribs make an interesting change and we have trendy London restaurant Pitt Cue Co’s recipe for you to try. Or keep it light with coconut lamb with cauliflower rice, which makes a fabulous low carb option.
Then there’s those unforgettable lamb curries, which are so satisfying. Make classic rogan josh or massaman curry, which are both easy to make once you have all the spices and are packed with flavour.
British lamb is in season from April to September, but it’s at its most tender in May and June before the flavour develops as the season goes on. There are so many cuts to choose from, but look out for the best quality from your local butcher or farmers’ market. Go for shoulder of lamb, leg of lamb or lamb loin for the best roasts. Lamb neck works best in a stew, and it’s inexpensive too. Lamb chops and lamb cutlets make a quick and easy dinner in the oven or under the grill. Don’t be afraid to try new cuts and experiment.
Delicious Lamb recipes
A shoulder of lamb needs a slow cook or it will be tough. This one is full of Middle Eastern spices and makes a great summer Sunday roast
This aromatic rice works well with the lamb - this is a new, interesting way to cook lamb
Tasty lamb burgers, lightly spiced, topped with a sweet and sultry beetroot houmous make for the perfect weekend supper
This chilli and cumin This chilli and cumin marinated lamb recipe is ideal cooked on the barbecue or indoors on the grill on the weekend
This is a beautiful combination of classic Mediterranean ingredients and lamb with a lighter touch
Fire up the barbecue for these spicy, juicy, fragrant lamb burgers moistened with a slick of garlicky tzatziki
For many, it just wouldn't be a spring weekend without lamb. Serving with sweet potato makes a leg of lamb go a lot further
This lamb and artichoke meal is for the consolidation and stabilization steps of the Dukan diet
This lamb curry is the perfect alternative to a Sunday dinner, full of flavour and just as filling it'll make for a hearty meal
Coconut lamb with cauliflower rice swaps carb-heavy rice with delicious and nutritious cauliflower
A spicy curry with a delicious lentil dish - cook the whole packet of split peas to create more meals another time.
Looking for a new dish to try on the barbeque? Try Pitt Cue co.'s delicious recipe for lamb ribs