Category Archives: Lamb

Caucasian Shashlik


2 pounds boned lamb
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 garlic clove, minced
4 mushroom caps, to garnish

Cut lamb into 1 1/2-inch cubes, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine remaining ingredients, except mushrooms, in a bowl. Add lamb, and turn to coat cubes evenly. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Drain. Divide meat evenly and thread onto 4 skewers. Broil on a rack 4 inches from heat, until done to taste, turning often. Garnish with mushrooms, broiled. Makes 4 dinner servings.


2 pounds lean ground lamb
3 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces finely chopped onion

Combine all ingredients, except onion; mix well. Divide into 8 equal portions; form each portion into a sausage-shape. Thread 2 “sausages” on each of the 4 skewers. Broil on a rack about 4 inches from source of heat, 4 minutes on each side. Sprinkle onion over “sausages.” Return to broiler for an additional 2 minutes, or until cooked to taste. Makes 4 dinner servings.

Copyright © Weight Watchers International, Inc. 1974. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Planked Lamb Chops


6 double loin lamb chops, boned and rolled
6 to 12 large mushroom caps
Melted butter or margarine
3 cups mashed potatoes or Duchess Potatoes, see Index L
3 cups hot cooked, seasoned peas

Oil and heat a plank in a very slow oven, 250°. Remove plank and keep warm. Then, broil chops 15 minutes with top surface 3 inches below source of heat. Turn chops and broil 10 minutes longer

Meanwhile, cook mushrooms in butter until golden. Place broiled chops on plank. Make a border of mashed potatoes using two spoons or a pastry tube; brush with butter. Return planked chops to broiler for about 5 minutes to lightly brown the potatoes. Spoon peas around chops; garnish with mushrooms. Serve at once. Makes 6 servings.

Sautéed Lamb Kidneys

Allow 1 to 2 lamb kidneys per serving. Remove outer membrane from kidneys and split kidneys in half. Remove white veins and fat with scissors then, slice, if desired. Sauté in a little melted butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often. Cook just until kidneys lose their pink color. Serve as a main dish with crisp slices of bacon or use as a garnish for roasts or chops.

Published by –COOKINDEX– Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc., New York. ©Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc. New York.

Braised Lamb Shanks


4 lamb shanks (about 3/4 lb each)
1 1/2 teaspoons unseasoned instant meat tenderizer
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cups boiling water
1/2 lb white onion, peeled
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 lb carrots
2 stalks celery

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Wipe lamb shanks with damp paper towels. Trim off any fat. Sprinkle shanks with meat tenderizer.

2. In nonstick Dutch oven, over medium heat, brown hanks on all sides, turning with tongs, 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water; pour over shanks. Add onions, bay leaf, paprika, salt, and pepper. Bake, covered, 1 hour.

4. Meanwhile pare carrots. Cut celery into 1-inch pieces. Add vegetables to Dutch oven. Bake, covered, 60 minutes longer, or until vegetables and meat are tender.

Makes 4 servings.

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France- Lamb and Bean Stew


1/2 pound dry white beans (about 1 1/4 cups)
3 medium onions, thinly sliced
3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 pounds lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup dry white wine
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 bouquet garni

Place beans in 3-quart saucepan. Add water to 1 inch above beans. Heat to boiling; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain.

Cook and stir onions and carrots in butter in Dutch oven over low heat, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Cook and stir lamb and garlic in oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until lamb is light brown. Remove lamb, reserving pan juices, Place lamb on onions and carrots in Dutch oven. Stir wine into reserved pan juices. Heat to boiling; boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until beans are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Refrigerate several hours. Skim off fat; reheat to serve. 4 TO 6 SERVINGS.

From our French cousin’s Gigot ou Epaule de Pre-Sale aux Haricots.

©1975 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Australian Lamb Casserole


Cooking time: 1 3/4 hours
Preparation time: 15 mins
Main cooking utensils: skillet, casserole
Oven temperature: 325-350°F
Oven position: Center

For 4-6 people you need:
2 lb lamb rib chop
3 tablespoons oil
1 large onion
3 tomatoes
1 small can carrots
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2/3 cup white wine
2/3 – 1 1/4 cups stock or water and chicken bouillon cube seasoning
1/4 cup stuffed olives
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon water

1. Fry the chops in oil until brown on both sides.

2. Place in a casserole, and fry the sliced onion.

3. Add this to the casserole with the quartered tomatoes, drained carrots, tomato paste, wine, stock, and seasoning.

4. Cover and cook for 1 3/4 hours.

5. Add the olives and heat through for 5 minutes before serving.

TO SERVE: Thicken the liquid with the cornstarch blended with the cold water. Serve remainder of the bottle of wine at the table.

TO VARY: This combination of flavors could be used for veal or pork chops.

TO STORE: In the refrigerator; reheat thoroughly.

NOTE: If using fresh carrots, these should be sliced to make certain they are tender by the time the meat is cooked. Loin chops can be used in the place of rib chops.

Printed in Canada © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

Crown Roast of Lamb


1 (2 1/2 pound) trimmed crown roast of baby lamb
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vinegar
6 cups eggplant (1 1/2 pounds), cubed
4 ounces diced onion
1 medium green pepper, seeded and diced
1 medium tomato, peeled and diced
1/2 teaspoon basil
12 mushroom caps, (optional)

Season crown with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with vinegar. In a non-stick skillet, cook eggplant, onion and green pepper until vegetables are tender. Add tomato. Season with salt, pepper, and basil. Cook until vegetables are done.

Roast lamb on a rack, in 325° F oven until done, about 1 hour. Arrange lamb in crown on platter. Pile stuffing mixture into center of crown of lamb, covering bone tips with mushroom caps, if desired. Carve between rib bones. (Weight Watchers® Members: Weigh portions.) Make 4 dinner servings.

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Roast Lamb with Anchovies and Bacon

Cooking time: see stage 4
Preparation time: 15 mins plus 24 hours soaking in marinade
Main cooking utensil: roasting pan
Oven temperature
: 375°F.
Oven position: near top

For 4 people you need:
2 lb lamb loin roast
(other cuts may be used)

1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup white wine
1 finely chopped onion
1 finely chopped carrot
2-4 cloves

1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon or good pinch dried tarragon (optional)
4 bacon slices
1 chopped celery stalk
1 sliced dill pickles
can anchovy fillets

1. Mix together the oil, white wine, onion, carrot, and cloves.

2. Put the lamb in this, leave for 24 hours.

3. Put the lamb into the roasting pan

4. Sprinkle with tarragon and roast for 30 minutes per lb and 30 minutes over.

5. 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time remove the meat from the oven and arrange the bacon slices, celery, dill pickles, and anchovies on top of the meat.

6. Continue cooking at the end of the time life the meat onto a hot dish with the garnish on top.

TO SERVE: Wish mashed potatoes, green vegetables, or peas. Gravy may be made in the usual way, but the meat is moist and full of flavor.

TO VARY: Use vinegar instead of white wine.

Printed in Canada © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

Aspic Glazed Lamb Loaf

1 pound cooked lamb cut into 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 cup tomato puree
1/4 cup very finely chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups chicken bouillon
4 radishes, sliced
1 medium green pepper, cut in strips
1 jar (4 ounces) pimentos, cut in strips

ADVANCE PREPARATION: Place lamb in blender container, and process at high speed or put through grinder twice. Combine tomato puree, celery, curry powder, salt and garlic powder. Add to lamb; mix well. Shape mixture into loaf in baking pan. Bake at 300°F (slow oven) for 30 minutes. Cool. Soften gelatin in chicken bouillon in saucepan. Stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Chill in refrigerator until syrupy. Spoon a thin layer of gelatin over cooled lamb loaf. Chill in refrigerator until gelatin sets. Add a second layer of gelatin. Chill again. repeat until loaf is thickly coated with aspic. Arrange sliced radishes, green pepper strips, and pimento strips in attractive design on top of loaf. Spoon remaining gelatin over vegetables. Chill until gelatin is firm.

FINAL PREPARATION: Serve garnished with parsley. Divide evenly. Makes 4 luncheon servings.

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Lamb Pie with Dill

3 lb boneless lamb for stew
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 large carrot, pared and sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 pkg (11 oz) pie crust mix
2 teaspoons flour
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup chopped fresh dill, or 6 tablespoons dried dillweed

1. Trim excess fat from lamb; cut meat into 1-inch cubes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

2. In 4-quart Dutch oven, combine lamb, carrot, onion, and celery with 2 1/2 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat, and simmer, covered and stirring occasionally, 1 hour, or until lamb is tender. Skim off fat, if necessary.

3. Meanwhile, prepare pastry as package label directs. Roll out to form 12-inch circle. Preheat oven to 350F.

4. Drain lamb and vegetables, pouring liquid into medium saucepan. (Liquid should measure 2 cups)

5. Combine flour with 1 tablespoon water and stir into liquid; cook, stirring, until slightly thickened. Add vinegar and sugar.

6. In medium bowl, beat egg yolks slightly. Beat in cream, then a small amount of hot sauce; pour back into rest of sauce. Add lamb mixture and dill; mix well.

7. Turn lamb mixture into 10-inch shallow casserole (about 2 inches deep). Make slits in pastry for steam vents, and adjust over top of casserole; crimp edges. Bake 45 minutes, or until top is golden.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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Lamb Chops With Vegetables


4 shoulder lamb chops, 1 inch thick
1 can (16 ounces) Chinese vegetables, drained (reserve liquid)
1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and thinly sliced (reserve liquid)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium onion, sliced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 green pepper, cut into 1/8-inch strips
4 cherry tomatoes


Trim excess fat from meat. Lightly grease large skillet with excess fat; brown meat. Drain off fat. Measure reserved vegetable liquid; if necessary, add water to measure 3/4 cup liquid.

Stir liquid, soy sauce, bouillon cubes and garlic into skillet; heat to boiling. Reduce heat. Add onion; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until meat is tender. Remove meat.

Blend cornstarch and water; stir gradually into skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in green pepper, Chinese vegetables and water chestnuts; add meat and tomatoes. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.

4 Servings (240 calories each)

©Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.