Lamb meat is tender and delicious - and the perfect meat to prepare for your Easter dinner!
This versatile meat is available in a variety of cuts to suit many different cooking methods. From roasted shanks to spiced burgers, lamb has you covered!
Here are some lamb recipes that are sure to impress at your next Easter dinner:
1. Lamb Stew
If you’re planning on feeding a few mouths for Easter, you can’t go wrong with lamb stew! This savory dish is perfect for large crowds (and leftovers).
Making a lamb stew doesn’t have to be complicated - just throw your ingredients into a pot and let it simmer to perfection.
When it comes to ingredients, make sure you are using a boneless leg of lamb or lamb shoulder and trim off the excess fat. Cut the lamb into 1.5-inch pieces and combine with salt and pepper.
To create the stew, cook the lamb in red wine, beef broth, and tomato paste. Add in yellow onion, garlic cloves, mushrooms, yellow potatoes, carrots, and thyme.
2. Easter Leg of Lamb
Leg of lamb is an easy dish to make for your Easter meal. All you have to do is marinate the meat overnight and cook it in the oven for about an hour.
This produces a tender, juicy, and meaty aromatic dish your whole family will enjoy!
The ingredients for this dish include a leg of lamb, lemons, garlic cloves, rosemary, thyme, and pepper.
3. One-Pan Easter Lamb
Who doesn’t love a one-pan meal? This recipe is not only delicious but will definitely cut down on the number of dishes you need - easy clean-up!
Start with a leg of lamb and add in oregano, rosemary, lemon, garlic, a red chili, potatoes, and fennel bulbs. Cook in white wine and chicken stock.
4. Crown Roast of Lamb
Not only is a crown roast of lamb delicious but also visually pleasing! Up your game this Easter by serving this amazing dish.
All you need is two racks of lamb (about 6-8 ribs each), salt, pepper, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and coriander as well as sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard.
5. Rosemary and Garlic Lamb Shoulder
Feed the crowd at Easter by preparing a whole lamb shoulder. When you slow-cook big pieces of lamb like this, you end up with some delicious leftovers perfect for salads, burritos, and pasta!
Use a 2kg lamb shoulder with the bone in and roast it with rosemary, garlic, red onions, balsamic vinegar, and red wine.
You can serve a savory root vegetable mash on the side using carrots, potatoes, parsnips, and garlic.
6. Braised Lamb Tacos
If you’re looking for an Easter lamb dish that is a bit untraditional, consider making braised lamb tacos using ground lamb meat!
Start by toasting cumin and coriander seeds and whisking with garlic, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, brown sugar, chile powder, and tomatoes. Use this mix to marinate the lamb overnight.
When it’s time to get cooking, season the lamb with salt and pepper and cook until brown. Add in the rest of the marinade, beer, and jalapeno. Braise in the oven for around 2 hours.
Divide the mixture among corn tortillas and top with cilantro.
7. Spiced Lamb Burger
Another amazing and unique dish you can make for your Easter meal with ground lamb is spiced lamb burgers.
These delicious burgers are cooked inside of a pita, so the fat will make the bread crunchy and flavorful.
Mix the ground lamb with parsley, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and onion. Spoon the mixture into the pitas and grill them until the meat is fully cooked.
This lamb filling can be made 8 hours ahead of time and the pitas can be stuffed 1 hour before cooking, so you can get started on your Easter meal earlier in the day!
8. Slow-Braised Lamb Shanks
If you want to step up your roast lamb game for Easter, consider making this delicious slow-braised lamb shank for your guests.
This savory dish is perfect for a cozy gathering and requires only lamb shanks, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, rosemary, and a bay leaf. The lamb shank is braised in a mixture of tomato paste, red wine, and beef stock.
Side Dishes for Easter Lamb
While your Easter lamb is, of course, the main event, it’s important to complement this delectable meat with some delicious side dishes!
Here are some ideas:
- Whole roasted carrots
- Cauliflower with roasted tomatoes
- Roasted Mediterranean vegetables
- Rosemary roasted potatoes
- Fresh salad with mint dressing
- Charred sweet potatoes
Of course, no side dish is going to impress without high-quality lamb meat!