Some consider lamb to be the most overlooked meat on the market. This wonderful meat is the mainstay of some of the oldest cooking traditions on earth and now something people turn up a nose to without even trying. This is truly a shame. Lamb (and mutton) makes a great meal from Owensboro Mutton Barbecue, a leg of lamb, lamb chops, or a whole rack of lamb.
The real secret to great lamb is to not overcook it. Lamb is done at an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit (65 degrees Celsius). Keep an eye on the internal temperature and take it off the grill when it reaches perfect and not a moment later. Overcooked lamb becomes chewy and dry very quickly.
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This lamb recipe has a very Greek-style to it. These lamb chops are loaded with tenderness and flavor. Be sure to get the loin chops versus regular lamb chops from your butcher.
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This is a quick and easy way to make delicious lamb chops. The combination of flavors will make those who don't like lamb come back for more. What makes this recipe work so well is the balance between the natural flavor of lamb and the deep sour taste of the balsamic vinegar.
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This is a very old and traditional Middle Eastern recipe. The trick is getting the meat to hold onto the skewers. Be gentle with them. As they cook, the meat will harden and hold fast. You can serve these lamb kebabs by themselves or with a grilled pita and yogurt sauce.
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This is a classic Greek style rotisserie leg of lamb. This showstopper is a great meal for any occasion or holiday, such as Easter. This lamb is so good you'll want to celebrate every day with it.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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This is a simple grilled lamb chop recipe to prepare and an easy make-ahead meal. Add some rice or couscous and you've got a quick weeknight dinner.
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This leg of lamb is marinated with a delicious wine and herb mixture, placed on a rotisserie, and basted throughout the cooking process. While it does require some setup, this lamb dish is perfect for the holidays and any large party.
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A great recipe for rack of lamb on the grill. The blackberry preserves add a nice fruit flavor without being too overpowering. This dish is a fantastic year-round treat.
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These racks of lamb are coated in a garlic flavored mustard marinade and then seared on the grill. You can finish them off indirectly to keep the surface moist while the inside gets cooked through.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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These minty lamb burgers work well served either on pita bread or a bun. If you are using pita, a nice yogurt sauce with cilantro or dill would enhance the already delicious flavor of the meat. Experiment with condiments and see what works best for you.