Lamb Cuts

Lamb Cuts

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If enjoying new rich flavours is on your bucket list, trying lamb is a must! Many of us are not familiar with cooking methods. Here are some tips on how to cook lamb!

Note: Before cooking your lamb, bring the meat to room temperature. Cooking cold will shock the meat resulting in a tough end product.

Some tips for cooking Lamb:

  • Pinkish meat is best. If it is darker, it probably means it is older meat. Older meat has a stronger flavour.
  • If you find the gamey flavour too strong, trim the fat to enjoy the subtle flavour.
  • Don't overcook your lamb.
  • Slow cooking, oven or braising lower body cuts ensure they turn out tender.
  • Use herbs or other condiments with lamb! Mint sauce is an English favourite.
  • Use lamb when you make your next curry.

There are many ways to cook Lamb. Below is a list of styles and techniques!


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Grill

Medium or even high heat is excellent for those tender pieces. Lamb is often marinated before grilling.

Common Cuts: Chops, loin, ribs, breasts

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Ground Lamb

Cook over medium heat with oil. Lamb needs to be at least 160F. Make sure there is no pink, and the juices are clear.

Common Uses: Shepard's pie, Moussaka, Samosas.

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Fast Fry

Pan-fried lamb is easy and fast to make. Please do not overcook them! Medium rare is best, so you only need 2-3 minutes per side.

Common Cuts: Chops, loin, leg, rump

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Stew & Soups

Low and slow will make tough lamb cuts into the most flavourful dishes!

Common Cuts: Shoulder, neck, shank, breast, leg, flank

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Sear

You can cook on medium-high heat and add stong earthy herbs like oregano, basil, thyme, mint, garlic! Lamb goes well with so many spices!

Common Cuts: Chops, loin, ribs, breasts

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Marinate

Chops are usually marinated for a few hours, but massive cuts should be marinated for at least 8 hours, and even up to 24 hours!

Common Cuts: All cuts work with marinating because many marinades also tenderize.

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Roast

Rub your roast with your favourite recipe rub, and threw it into the oven! It usually takes about an hour and a half, with very little prep time.

Common Cuts: Leg, rack of lamb, shoulder, neck

Lamb Cooking Temperatures

63°C/145°F Medium Rare
70°C/160°F Medium
74°C/165°F Medium Well
77°C/170°F Well Done

Featured Lamb Recipe

Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Garlic

Lamb Chops with Garlic and Rosemary

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lamb chops
  • 2 tbsp minced rosemary leaves
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided


Directions

  • Mix rosemary, salt, pepper, garlic, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl.
  • Coat the chops with the mixture and refrigerate for up to 24 hours
    • If you want the end product to be rare, keep your chops in the refrigerator, do not let them come to room temperature or they will overcook.
    • Note: If you are preparing double rib chops, allow chops to sit at room temperature 45 minutes before cooking.
  • Heat the last 2 tablespoons oil in an oven-safe sauté pan over high heat. When the oil starts shimmering,
    • Sear the chops on two sides, for a minute maximum on each side if you want the result to be rare or medium rare.
    • Note: for double rib chops sear on all sides for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • For rare lamb chops you may now remove them from the pan
    • Note: For more well cooked chops, you can put them in a 400°F oven for up to 5 minutes, or lower the stovetop temperature to warm and cover. Leave to sit for a few more minutes
  • Remove chops from pan, cover with foil and rest 5 minutes before serving.