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

Lebanese Lamb Gyro

Lebanese Lamb Gyro

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1 tsp ground dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


Directions

  • Place the onions on a towel/paper towel and squeeze to remove the liquid.
  • In a bowl, mix the onions, lamb, and beef. Add the spices. Mix well.
  • Cover, and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F/165°C.
  • Put the meat into a food processor, and pulse until it’s chopped and has a slightly sticky feel.
  • Transfer the mixture into a long (7x4”) loaf pan, and pat down to remove any air.
  • Place a damp kitchen towel into a roasting pan and set the loaf pan on the towel.
  • Place into the oven, and then pour boiling water into the roasting pan until it’s half filled.
  • Bake until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165°F/75°C (about 50 minutes).
  • Pour off excess fat, let sit until slightly cooled, and then slice thinly and serve over pita bread with tzatziki, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, and feta cheese.