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What to do with 7lb leg of lamb?

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savoriesnsweets Nov 1, 2011 05:38 AM

Hi all,
My husband recently got a 7lb leg of lamb at our local farmer's market. I'm sure I can roast it and make many meals from that, but I can only think of one or two things. It's only the two of us, so I was looking for any suggestions for meals that I can make using the lamb and then store in the freezer for later this winter.
Thanks!
Stacy

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  1. sunshine842 RE: savoriesnsweets Nov 1, 2011 06:06 AM

    alternately, cut it into two and freeze one half.

    Use lamb anywhere you'd use beef -- stews, curries, shepherd's pie...

    Just don't overcook it when you roast it -- it should still be a little pink.

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      fourunder RE: savoriesnsweets Nov 1, 2011 06:14 AM

      Separate at the joint and make two pieces. Marinate and grill the boneless sirloin section whole, or make kebobs. Roast the lamb leg shank half.

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        ChiliDude RE: savoriesnsweets Nov 1, 2011 07:14 AM

        Roast it!

        1. roxlet RE: savoriesnsweets Nov 1, 2011 07:19 AM

          My husband just bought a large leg of lamb as well, and there are only three of us. First, we roasted it and had sliced lamb with mashed potatoes and broccoli. When preparing the lamb, my husband cut off the shank and hip bones, and I used those yesterday to make a stock, which I'm turning into Scotch Broth for tonight's dinner. Last night, we had an old-school lamb curry with basmati rice, and there is enough meat on the bones for a Shepherd's Pie, which I will make for Wednesday or Thursday's dinner since the DH doesn't like it and will be out of town. After that, I'll have the main bone, and I will use that to make and freeze more lamb stock for another Scotch broth later on this fall or winter.

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            Billy33 RE: savoriesnsweets Dec 3, 2011 04:08 PM

            Heat up slices of the the roast lamb leftovers in a bit of mint gravy and serve in hot pita bread.

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              magiesmom RE: savoriesnsweets Dec 4, 2011 06:21 AM

              butterfly it , marinate in lemon juice, olive oil garlic and oregano for two days and then grill it. to medium. Serve with avgolemeno sauce the first day and then make sandwiches in pita. The meat freezes beautifully for a month if thinly sliced and double wrapped.

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