Gourmet Lamb Main Dish Recipes

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Lamb for Lovers

Rating: 4.14 stars
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This is a rack of lamb dish with rosemary and mint demi-glace. Serve with oven roasted red potatoes and sauteed green beans amandine. Perfect for Valentine's Day! Buy a seven bone rack of lamb, and have the butcher trim the fat cap and in between the bones for you, and save these trimmings for roasting.

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Rating: 4.72 stars
362
Lamb shanks are slowly simmered with fresh rosemary, garlic, tomatoes, and red wine. Great served with polenta, or my family's favorite--roasted garlic mashed potatoes--as you need something to soak up the wonderful sauce. A fantastic dish for company, as all the prep work is done at the beginning, and then you just have to wait.

Lamb Shanks with Ancho Chile Honey Glaze

Rating: 4.59 stars
23
A lamb lovers dream! This is one of my favorite lamb recipes. I've had so many requests after serving this at dinner parties that I decided to post it here. Get the shanks in the oven. Make the glaze and topping, then take an hour long nap, have a bath, and presto! Dinner's ready! Bon Appetite.

Lamb L'Arabique

Rating: 4.33 stars
28
Decadent, succulent and exotic, this casserole is made with modest ingredients: lamb shanks and vegetables including lentils and chickpeas, seasoned with Middle Eastern spices.

Lamb Feta Peppers

Rating: 4.51 stars
80
Since I am Greek, I have learned many good Greek recipes over the years! This is one of my favorites. It's a savory combination of lamb, rice and feta cheese stuffed into sweet green bell peppers and smothered with tomato sauce.

Roasted Rack of Lamb

Rating: 4.83 stars
900
I have had this recipe for a long time, and always enjoy making it. You can also do the same thing with beef or pork.

Roasted Lamb Breast

Rating: 4.61 stars
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You know I love lamb, as evidenced by the various chops, shanks, legs, and shoulders I've featured in the past. Here we have a brand new cut to celebrate, the lamb breast.

Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary

Rating: 4.58 stars
537
This leg of lamb is marinated overnight with fresh rosemary, garlic, mustard, honey and lemon zest. Be prepared for many requests for seconds!

Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction

Rating: 4.76 stars
1170
This recipe for lamb chops is a favorite in my house. It is an easy and quick recipe for two people (we eat two chops each). Rosemary and thyme give it great flavor. If you double the recipe, remember that the sauce will take longer to reduce.

Feta and Olive Meatballs

Rating: 4.59 stars
143
These baked, ground lamb meatballs are flavored with feta and green olives.

Vietnamese Aromatic Lamb Chops

Rating: 4.52 stars
127
These are the most delicious lamb chops you'll ever taste! When I make it, this savory lamb dish has impressed EVERYONE and has had people coming back for more for many years. It's suitable for any occasion...even Christmas or Thanksgiving. Plan ahead so you can marinate the lamb overnight.

Kashmiri Lamb

Rating: 4.61 stars
38
This recipe has been with me for over 30 years; it was given to me by a Kashmiri guy I shared a house with when I was 17. This is his mum's family recipe. Kashmir's cuisine combines the area's fruits and nuts with the ingredients and the cooking style of the Moghuls. This rich stew makes a marvelous main dish. Serve it with hot steamed rice or crusty breads. This is lovely!
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Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary

"The marinade was so simple to make yet the flavors really came through as it cooked. A definite favorite." – monica c

Kashmiri Lamb

"This recipe is fantastic - it has the perfect amount of heat, and the almonds added a nice crunchy texture." – nixonam

Moroccan Lamb with Shiraz Honey Sauce

Rating: 4.92 stars
59

A delicious Moroccan-inspired rack of lamb. I created this for my anniversary, and it was divine. Serve with honey-glazed carrots and rosemary mashed potatoes. Ras el hanout is a traditional and complex Moroccan spice blend, and may be found in specialty grocery stores.