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.
See the slow roast Greek-style lamb recipe.
Delicious Lamb recipes
Chilli lamb cutlets have a real kick and are so easy to to prepare, made with red chillies, crushed black peppercorns and soy sauce
Healthier lamb and chickpea burgers mean bye-bye bun and fries, hello to this less-meat, more-fibre recipe with mixed grain salad
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
How do you like your roast lamb? We asked TV chef Tom Kerridge how he makes the perfect roast lamb and what he said made us very hungry indeed
This slow-roasted lamb shoulder is flavoured with garlic, rosemary and wine, and takes just 15 minutes to prepare
Lamb cutlets with pomegranate molasses, fresh pomegranate and mint gives this easy recipe a sweet edge
Slow-cooked lamb delicately flavoured with za'atar, works perfectly with our low-carb cauliflower couscous
Give roast leg of lamb a Middle Eastern twist with, a blend of Baharat spices and roasted root vegtables
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