Lamb Recipes

Lamb Recipes


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How to match lamb cuts with the best cooking method

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Lamb Recipes
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Spaghetti and Italian Lamb Meatballs

(The kids love this one!) Serves 6 people generously!!

I tbsp olive oil

500g Dry Spaghetti (cooked according to directions)

750gm Lambdirect Sausages

2 x 400g cans of chopped tomatoes

1 onion, finely diced.

200ml of dry white wine or white vermouth

Tbsp tomato paste

Bunch of parsley, chopped

Salt & Pepper to taste

Grated parmesan for serving.



Squeeze meat out of sausages into a large bowl.  Roll into cherry tomato sized balls.

Place on plate with cling wrap as you go.  The cling wrap stops the meatballs from sticking to your plate when you transfer to pan.

Heat olive oil in a large pan or pot.

Once pan is hot, place meatballs in pan and cook until golden, about 5 minutes. (Might need to do this in two batches depending on size of your pan).

Turn down heat to medium, leave all meatballs in pan and put diced onion and stir around through the meatballs.

Add wine, this will sizzle and smell beautiful.

Add canned tomatoes and half fill one tomato can with water, add water.

Add tomato paste, stir.

Simmer slowly for approx 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through but not chewy.  They should be soft and juicy.

Add salt and pepper to sauce to taste.

Serve on top of freshly cooked spaghetti.

Sprinkle with chopped parsley and parmesan.

Rachel, Echuca

Recipe is for lamb cutlets or steak or chops:

Mix ¼ cup soy sauce, 1 teaspoon crushed garlic and 1 teaspoon crushed chilli together in a flat dish.
Put in your lamb and leave to marinate for 1 hour, turn over and marinate for another hour (30 min works also).
Beat an egg in a flat bowl. Roll lamb in the egg, then in breadcrumbs to coat.
Place on an oven tray and bake at 160deg for 20 minutes – turning at 10 minutes.

Janelle, Vermont South

Chilli and Honey Marinade

2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon seeded mustard
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon sambal oelek or any South Asian chilli paste
1 teaspoon tumeric

Mix together the garlic, mustard, lemon rind, lemon or lime juice, honey, curry powder, the sambal and turmeric. Rub into any cut of lamb, and marinate for at least 3 hours before cooking as desire

Lamb Marinade

3 tablespoons grainy mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped mint
2 cloves of crushed garlic
Black pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and brush over lamb of your choice. BBQ, roast or grill to your liking.

Handy Hint:
Mango chutney is a spicy addition to this marinade.


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