Lamb Recipes With an Irish Twist

These Lamb Recipes have a distinctive Irish angle and are ideal if you want to take your ordinary lamb meals to an impressive, individual level.

Don't be afraid to experiment a little. Everything is not set in concrete.

If we didn't chance things we would never have new recipes.

You'll find Leg of Lamb Recipes as well as Lamb Chop Recipes that just might surprise you!

One of these recipes could well become your signature dish along with perfect roast potatoes.

Perfect Roast Potatoes

Peel, wash and then slice potatoes into angular pieces. This makes it easier to turn them, thus ensuring even roasting.

Boil the potatoes for 7/8 minutes from cold.

Strain.Leave in pan, sprinkle flour and mustard powder over top of potatoes.

Replace lid and give the pan a good shaking.

Place in a little oil and roast.

Turn a couple of times during roasting. 

LUSCIOUS LEG OF LAMB RECIPES

MINT AND LEMON ROAST LEG OF LAMB

ROAST LEG OF LAMB WITH ROSEMARY AND SHALLOTS

CLASSIC LEG OF LAMB WITH MINT SAUCE 


LIPSMACKING LAMB CHOP RECIPES

MINT LAMB CHOPS WITH SHALLOTS AND A PEA PUREE

ROAST RACK OF LAMB

LAMB CHOPS WITH MINI SHEPHERDS PIES

The Classic Lamb Chops Recipe

Lamb Steaks on a bed of Creamed Leeks

Meditteranean Lamb Chops 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING LAMB

When buying a leg of lamb, or any lamb for that matter,choose the leanest cuts with firm, creamy-white fat.

Avoid those with fat that looks crumbly, brittle and yellowish, the older the meat the more likely these characteristics are likely to be present.

The colour and flavour of the flesh will vary depending on where the sheep are raised.In Ireland for example you will often see ' Leg of Wicklow Lamb'on the menu.

Look for pale pink flesh for a very young lamb, to a light or dark red. As well as pale-coloured flesh, a blue tinge in the knuckle bones indicates that the animal is young.

Leg of lamb makes a very good roast joint, or it can be split into two smaller pieces - the fillet at the top of the leg and the shank towards the foot. The end of the shank is very,very tasty if eaten straight after cooking, rather than left to cool.

If the butcher has removed the bone, leg of lamb can be treated in much the same way as topside or silverside of beef, including being cut into lean steaks. Leg steaks with the bone left in are often called middle leg.Watch out though lamb steaks are expensive.

Leg of Lamb Recipes appeal to all not just for the taste, but the sight of a leg of lamb is visually very appealing.

If you have any concerns about cooking or storing lamb this guide should sort you out.

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