Lots of leftover lamb... what do I make?
- scotcheroo Apr 6, 2010 10:43 AM
Ok so, I have several POUNDS of grilled, boneless lamb leg left over from Easter (we obviously bought WAY too much). I am looking for suggestions for main dish meals using the leftovers... so I won't feel so guilty about the loss of the little lambs life and the loss of mega dollars out of my wallet.
I made a lamb-gyro-like pita sandwich for lunch today, which was good, but does anyone have other suggestions for me? I'm thinking like a casserole or something?
Grind or mince it, simmer in tomato sauce with onions and garlic, and use it as the sauce for moussaka or pastitsio.
Use beef and/or chicken broth, with bite-sized bits of lamb, in making bean soup. My mother made soup with dried lima beans (a.k.a. butter beans), a lamb shank, garlic, onions, carrot, and celery. Although I'd prefer using a shank (gelatin improves the mouth-feel), if I had leftover lamb I'd add it toward the end of making this soup.
Lamb tacos. Slice the meat up, saute it to heat it up. Mix greek yogurt, lime or lemon juice, greek seasonings to taste, a bit of mint together and let it set while you prep the rest of dinner. Top tortillas (or flatbread, pita, etc) with yogurt mixture, meat, and a little bit of feta. I have also, for breakfast, been known to chop the lamb fine, mix with eggs & mint for something a kin to sausage scramble. Serve with hashbrowns and fruit. Enjoy!
Wow thanks everyone! I'm definitely going to do the lamb curry and the lamb-tomato sauce. While the shepard's pie sounds like a fabulous idea, it is currently 90 degrees where I live and I can't even stand the thought of turning on the oven! :)