Less common than pork and beef, many people skip lamb when choosing meats because it seems complicated to prepare and cook. However, there are actually easy ways to enjoy lamb, so if you’re considering it for weekend lunch with friends or dinner with family, just go ahead and buy your lamb meat—you’ll find out soon enough that it’s not much different from pork or beef after all.
To give you an idea about what dishes can be prepared using lamb, here are some ways to cook and enjoy lamb in your home.
6 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Lamb
One of the best ways to enjoy juicy lamb meat is by braising it. In HummusBowls, we slow braise it in a tomato-based broth with traditional Mediterranean herbs and spices until it is fork-tender and full of flavor. You can have it served in a Hum Bowl or in a pita wrap, together with greens, grains, and our famous hummus for a healthy lunch, dinner, or snack.
Grilled Lamb Gyro
This one’s easy enough to put together. Just grill a good piece of lamb, then mix it with tomatoes, grilled onions, and lettuce. You can serve it with chips and some sides like halloumi hash, falafel, hummus, and even pita fries.
Lamb Mediterranean Salad
Level up your usual salad by adding some char-grilled lamb into your mix of garbanzo beans, red onions, roasted red peppers, pecans, feta cheese, and crisp green lettuce. Drizzle it with balsamic vinaigrette before serving. Not only is this a healthy meal option, but the juicy lamb cuts also make sure it’s a delicious one too.
You might think that Lamb Chops is something you can have only in fancy restaurants, but that’s not entirely true. You can actually prepare it in your home. Simply roast or sear some lamb loin chops like you would a steak, then pair it with a savory pan sauce or topping. For something delightfully different, try it with dark chocolate pepper sauce or pesto croute, then serve with wine.
One good thing about a lamb stew is that the lamb cuts used for the dish are relatively inexpensive. These cuts can be braised into a ragu for pasta or a nice, tender stew. As for how to cook lamb stew meat, you can just handle and prepare it the same way you would do beef stew meat. However, remember that like most cheaper meat cuts, lamb stew meat takes longer to cook.
Ground lamb is a versatile thing to have in your kitchen, as you can easily turn it into burgers and tender meatballs. You can also use it as an alternative to ground beef when making pasta sauce, and with its juiciness and distinctive flavor, it’s sure to take your pasta game up a notch. You might also want to try making herbed lamb sausages then stocking them up, so you’ll have something to pull out of the freezer and fry for a quick meal when you have no time to cook.
If you happen to be in Las Vegas and looking for some really good braised lamb, drop by HummusBowls in Summerlin, Spring Valley, and Henderson for lunch or dinner. Our fast-casual, lively restaurant offers Mediterranean eats that aren’t just healthy, but mighty tasty too.