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Lamb Recipes from Around the World

Lamb Recipes from Around the World

Lamb is a versatile meat that is a great source of nutrients like iron, Vitamin B12 and zinc. It is traditionally low in fat and has a rich flavor. It is also tender when prepared correctly and is versatile enough to be used in a variety of lamb recipes.

When you want to add lamb to your family’s menu, you have dozens of recipes from which to choose. Try your hand at creating these easy and savory lamb dishes from around the world.

Countries Where Lamb is Popular

Just about every country in the world consumes lamb. However, it is more popular in some parts of the world than others.

In fact, some of the top lamb-consuming countries include:

  • Mongolia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Iceland
  • New Zealand
  • Kuwait
  • Greece
  • Australia
  • Algeria
  • Turkey
  • France
  • China
  • Romania

In the U.S., Americans on average consume less than six pounds of lamb each year (per person).

Lamb Recipes from Around the World

Mongolia is the top consumer of land in the world. To make Mongolian lamb at home, you need ingredients like:

Lamb fillets cut into thin strips

  • Olive or vegetable oil
  • Garlic cloves
  • Spring onions
  • Soy sauce
  • Sherry
  • Chili sauce
  • Toasted sesame seeds

Heat the cooking oil before browning the lamb strips. Remove the lamb and then sauté the onions and garlic. Add the sauces and sherry to the pan, reduce heat and simmer for three to four minutes. Add the lamb strips to the pan again, continue cooking for several minutes and top the dish with sesame seeds.

Greece is another country where lamb is popular. Try this recipe for Greek leg of lamb with potatoes. It calls for:

Six pounds of bone-in leg of lamb

  • 14 Garlic cloves
  • Dried oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine
  • Lemon zest
  • Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Large potatoes (two to three per person)

Wash and dry the leg of lamb. Then make a marinade out of eight of the garlic cloves, oregano, olive oil, wine, and lemon zest. Marinate the leg of lamb for at least six hours. Do not throw away the marinade.

Crush the remaining garlic cloves with the mustard and more oregano and rosemary. Pierce the leg of lamb in several places before rubbing the mustard mixture over it. Coat with olive oil and season with salt and pepper and place in a shallow roasting pan.

Place the potatoes in the roasting pan and cover with the leftover marinade. Roast for two hours and 45 minutes or until well done.

Lamb is a popular meat in New Zealand. Try this crusted rack of lamb recipe from this country, which requires ingredients like:

  • Rack of lamb
  • Fresh parsley
  • Dried thyme
  • Garlic clove
  • Olive oil
  • Dijon mustard
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper

Create the crust by combining the breadcrumbs, parsley, thyme, olive oil and salt and pepper, and coat both sides of the rack with it. Sear the meat side of the rack until brown. Paint the meat side with mustard and press the crust into the rack. Grill the rack bone side down for 10 to 15 minutes on medium heat.

Lamb is a simple meat to prepare at home. Try these lamb recipes from around the globe in your kitchen today.

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