Leftover Lamb Chunks
We had shish kebabs for easter dinner, and my mom sent me home with a sack full of leftover lamb. I have about 1/3 to 1/2 lb of meat. It has already been cooked (on the grill) and is in the form of 3/4" cubes.
So what to do with all this meat?
I do keep a fairly well stocked pantry when it comes to grains/condiments/spices. Good produce easily available on the way home from work. I should note, however, that I work long and late hours, so by the time I get home, I'm often really super hungry and don't want to spend tons of time cooking.
For super-fast, chop it finer and throw it into a cous-cous salad. Add whatever you have in. Depending on which day it was cooked, you havnt long left to eat it safely.
Make or buy tsatziki serve it with the steamed/reheated lamb over pilaf/rice or with pita. Alternately, make a tomato and/or curry stew and add the pieces of lamb at the end to heat them through. This should take no more than 1/2 hour from start to finish as it consists of sauting some onions and other vegetables, adding herbs and spices, and then opening a can of tomatoes (could also add some coconut milk). Simmer and adjust seasoning. Add lamb towards the end to heat.
I made a lamb paella for Easter that was really good so you could try that as it's a one pot dish which is very easy to make and delicious. Here's the recipe:
I used chicken stock and added the spices and herbs listed and I roasted the peppers, onions and garlic which gave it a smoky flavour. I also toasted some pine nuts and sprinkled them on top. There wasn't a single mouthful left!
Grilled lamb chunks are wonderful when zapped in the microwave. One to one and half minutes should warm them enough. For sides, make up some rice, buy some greek sides such as hummus, tzatziki and tabouli, or make a large romaine salad with lemon/oil dressing with feta.
You could even wrap the warmed lamb in a romaine leaf with a little feta. Or enjoy them in a pita.
This is one of my favorite leftovers. Enjoy!