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 Souvlaki

Lamp Souvlaki

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds cubed boneless leg of lamb, trimmed of all fat


Directions

  • With a fork or whisk, combine in a large bowl the olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Put the cubed lamb into the bowl, stir to coat, and cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Preheat and oil your grill on medium-high heat.
  • Put marinated lamb on skewers. Keep the excess marinade aside.
  • Grill the skewers, basting with the marinade as needed until the lamb is cooked as desired.