29 lamb and kid recipes to surprise the family at Christmas
According to the Interprofessional of lamb and goat, the consumption of these foods is, in general, very seasonal. In the months of November, December and January we consume these products the most. So that you have many ideas for your Christmas roasts and to see how many possibilities this meat has, we have prepared these 29 recipes with lamb to take full advantage of this ingredient.
The shoulder sticks, the legs, the chops and the new lamb cuts give us many options when roasting, frying, stewing or cooking this meat full of culinary possibilities. These are our best proposals for cooking with lamb meat, which you can also cook with goat meat or choto.
Roasted kids and lambs and other oven-made recipes
Roast lamb in the oven is one of the favorite delicacies on most of the tables in our country, especially at Christmas time. We recently published the definitive recipe for making the roasted suckling lamb shoulder. You should also not lose sight of this recipe to make the shoulder at low temperature, so that it is more tender impossible.
Another option is to opt for this thyme-roasted lamb recipe, which achieves a balance of flavor between the meat of the suckling lamb and the freshness of the aromatic herbs that is unforgettable. You can also make the thyme shoulder with this other recipe.
Whether with lamb or with kid, - with a milder flavor - the pieces of shoulder or leg of suckling pig are perfect for roasting, for example on a bed of baked potatoes, as in this very practical oven baked kid recipe for parties that are coming.
The shoulder is the queen of roasts, especially that of suckling lamb that, combined with potatoes and onion, is perfect after going through the oven. It does not require more than a little patience and the result is magnificent.
One of my favorite recipes is the lamb cut into pieces and skewered on skewers or skewers, typical of the Valladolid area, especially Traspinedo where they make the best suckling lamb bars in the world. This suckling pig recipe is the adaptation to make it at home in the oven.
An original way to make this meat in the oven is the Mechoui lamb recipe, a recipe with exotic touches that reminds us of recipes from Morocco and other areas of North Africa.
Not only the leg or shoulder are well roasted, but also other cuts such as chops, especially if they are cut in groups of two or three making what is usually called rack of lamb. In this recipe you can see how to prepare it with a touch of honey and rosemary.
Leg meats are very lean and can be diced to make flavorful stir fry recipes. One of our favorites is the lean lamb with an oriental-style yogurt sauce that will surely catch your attention.
Stuffed and boneless lamb recipes
The leg of lamb is bigger and meatier than the shoulder so it is chosen fewer times than the latter when you want to grill. However, it is a very juicy meat and it is practical to use it to make recipes in which it is filled with other ingredients.
This recipe for leg of lamb stuffed with chestnuts and mushrooms, is perfect at this time of year, and also, it goes a long way since with one leg we can get rations for up to six people.
The leg can be filled with other ingredients or left aside as a garnish, as in this boneless lamb shank recipe, which we then cut into slices or fillets and which also spreads a lot.
This other recipe is also very rich when combining the flavor of the lamb stuffed with mushrooms, with an orange sauce. The color that the meat takes when going through the oven and an original presentation before slicing end up achieving the spectacular effect for a party recipe.
Finally, this leg of lamb stuffed with cheese, ham and dates is another good alternative to recipes for Christmas lamb roasts, which you will certainly appreciate at home with those sweet touches of dates.
Stews made with lamb
Lamb and goat meat are perfect for making stews such as stews and stewed potatoes. For example, this lamb stew recipe is a very simple way to prepare a homemade stew with few ingredients.
If you buy a lamb half or whole, you can use the shoulder sticks for roasting, the legs for stuffing or roasting, the ribs for frying or breading and with the pieces of neck and brisket, you can make cheap and tasty stews like these stewed potatoes with lamb and mushrooms that your family will appreciate for the flavor of traditional stew.
If you fancy a more exotic dish, you can make a tagine, the classic preparation of Moroccan cuisine with its spicy flavors. This lamb tagine with zucchini, prunes and mint is a good example of what I am telling you.
Recipes with lamb and kid in fried, grilled or grilled dishes
Chops, also called chops or chops depending on the area, are perfect for both frying, grilling or grilling. This grilled cutlet recipe with a yogurt and mint sauce is a quick recipe made with just three ingredients that is guaranteed to be successful.
We have seen that aromatic herbs nuances the flavor of the lamb, leaving it tasty and exquisite. If we used mint before, in this recipe for lamb chops with sage, this herb gives a spectacular touch to the meat.
Maybe it's because they were the ones my grandmother used to make and because I associate them with family dinners at her house, which are a long way off in time, but the Villaroy recipe for chops is my preferred way of eating suckling lamb chops.
A good way to cook the chops is to prepare a previous marinade and spread them well on the grill. In this recipe for lamb chops with mint, this marinade is made with mint leaves, olive oil and lemon, so that the aroma is really delicious.
In Murcia it is a tradition to cook lamb chops with a lot of garlic, and in this recipe for cabañil garlic chops you can learn how to make them perfectly. Just by looking at them you can see that they smell that they feed.
With the meat of the leg boneless and cut into slices, you can make other lamb cuts like these tournedós, which are then cooked on the grill and are perfect for a party recipe.
Other techniques and other recipes with lamb and kid
New ways of cooking such as low temperature and the sous vide technique work very well with lamb as in this recipe for lamb chops in two cooks, which we made with Hoisín sauce. The result is -literally- to suck your fingers. Delicious.
Another part of the lamb highly appreciated by the most gourmet is the sweetbreads, which we can grill, or if we want to give it a more gourmet touch, we can make Pedro Ximénez with this sweetbread recipe.
Moussaka or musaka is a traditional Greek dish, a kind of lasagna made with layers of aubergines and minced lamb meat. In this traditional Greek musaka recipe you can see another great way to use lamb meat and discover the flavor it contributes to this world-consumed stew.
The lamb is also perfect to use in fillings like those of these Majorcan empanadas, very typical at Easter in the Balearic Islands and that we have to try. That stuffing must be too tasty to miss.
The Moorish pinchitos are traditionally made with lamb meat - not pork as we usually do in Spain. This is our recipe to make them the traditional way. You will also like kebabs a lot, especially those of this Recipe for lamb kebabs, original and delicious like few others.
With these 29 possibilities to cook with lamb and kid, you just need to take advantage of the prices that the lamb has now and start practicing to choose which will be your favorite recipe with this tasty ingredient that the Christmas holidays are very close to. On the other hand, you will surely discover that you can eat these recipes at any time of the year.Tags: Vegetables And Legumes Desserts Meats And Birds