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.
Whether you're after a succulent recipe to roast on a Sunday, something to cook up in the spring or a brilliant recipe to serve up for Easter, there are so many different lamb recipes to choose from and each one truly tastes great.
Lamb is a great source of protein, iron and vitamin B12 and can be cooked up in a variety of ways to bring out a whole host of flavours. In Britain, lamb is usually in season during the spring and makes for a wonderful meat dish over the Easter period.
Roasting lamb is definitely a great way to cook the meat to bring out its tenderness and flavour. Our roast lamb stuffed with peppers and pine nuts deserves the time it takes to cook it. The meat becomes perfectly tender and it's an absolute dream served with steamed potatoes and veg ? making it the ideal recipe for when you're entertaining.
For a roasted lamb with a real kick, try our recipe for spice rub leg of lamb with vegetable couscous for a Sunday meal with a real difference.
Curries are also a fantastic meal to use lamb in; from Rogan Joshes to Kormas, there are plenty of ways to spice up your lamb with a great curry dish.
Tagines, stews and skewers are also a great way to use lamb in the kitchen, and we've got recipes for the lot. So whether you fancy a traditional lamb stew or something a little more different with our lamb koftas, there's a lamb dish for every cuisine you may fancy making tonight.
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Delicious Lamb recipes
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Deboning a leg of lamb shouldn't be daunting. This video will show you just how easy it is to do at home...
A spicy curry with a delicious lentil dish - cook the whole packet of split peas to create more meals another time.
Lamb neck fillet is great value and full of flavour, but this salad recipe works equally well with barbecued lamb cutlets
A fresh, zingy and light lamb and salad recipe that's absolutely bursting with flavour!
This slow-roasted lamb shoulder is flavoured with garlic, rosemary and wine, and takes just 15 minutes to prepare
Slow-cooked lamb delicately flavoured with za'atar, works perfectly with our low-carb cauliflower couscous
Your guests will be in for a treat when you serve them tender, slow-roasted lamb, flavoured with camomile and honey
Slow roast Greek-style leg of lamb is marinated in garlic, lemon and herbs then slow roasted for all that wonderful flavour over crunchy, sticky potatoes
An indulgent lemon and herb stuffed shoulder of lamb roast, perfect for entertaining