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Chicken Fried Lamb

This is a weeknight favorite in our house. It’s quick to prepare and tastes amazing. Even our three year old loves it! We cut off just what we need for steaks and save the rest of the leg for a different meal.

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Skillet Roasted Loin Roast

While a rack of lamb is the most popular approach to cooking a loin, it’s not the only way. With a boneless loin, the rib meat will be wrapped around the loin, keeping it most and flavorful when roasting.

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Greek style Lamb Tacos

While some people like shoulder chops, I prefer my lamb shoulders whole and braised. The meat simply falls off the bones and is delicious. Create a simple rub with salt, pepper, rosemary, garlic powder, lemon juice, and olive oil. Then let the meat rest for at least 2 hours – overnight is even better. Braise…

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Pan Fried Saddle Lamb Chops

These chops are from the saddle, also called Barnsley Chops. It is two loin chops attached by the backbone. I seared it in a cast iron skillet, then moved it to a 350° oven to finish while I made the pan sauce. I cook mine until medium-rare, 135° internal. For the sauce, I added diced…

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Lamb Sausage Stuffed Quail

For my birthday I received a box of semi-boneless quail from Broken Arrow Ranch. We had some guests over so I decided to make something up using food we had on hand. They turned out way better than I expected. I made a two pound batch of sausage which was enough for 12 quail. I…

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Lamb Stock

Lamb stock has a wonderfully rich and sweet flavor. You can use it in place of beef stock in most recipes. Lamb stock is healthier for you because lambs are pasture raised while cattle are grain fed. I use lamb stock most often for pan sauces. I’ll sear lamb chops in a cast iron skillet, move…

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Our Whole Lamb

Today we picked up our processed whole lamb – the first lamb of the season from Cedar Elm Ranch. Here’s the cuts we received, and some ideas I have for cooking them: Ground Lamb – lamb burgers, quail stuffed with lamb sausage, Shepherd’s Pie Boneless Neck – Red Wine Braised Lamb Neck Boneless Loin –…

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Sweet Potato and Lamb Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie is one of my favorite comfort foods. To make it low-carb we replaced the potatoes with sweet potatoes (lower glycemic index) and added smoked paprika to complement it. This is the first time I remember our 3 year old asking for seconds! We're using chicken stock in this version, but it would also…

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