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Leftover Leg of Lamb

I have a little over 2 lbs. of leftover medium roast lamb in one chunk. What is the best use of this? Thanks.

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  1. I usually make a shepherds pie or souvlaki.

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    1. re: meatn3

      Had the same conundrum last week. Shredded and served with pita, sliced cucumber and tomato. Make a little yogurt garlic sauce too.

      I'm refraining to call this "my take on the gyro" lest hounds jump all over me with "that's not a gyro, gyros have THIS..." comments lol.

      1. re: iheartcooking

        I add a little onion too. Not a true souvlaki or gyro but a very tasty dish none the less!

    2. Gently reheat, slice thinly. Eat.

      1. My personal preference would be a riff on shepards pie. Cut the meat into chunks and then pulse in FP. You might have enough to make two and freeze one. So good!

        Of course my husband would say lamb sandwiches on home made pita with tzatziki.

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        1. re: foodieX2

          Thanks. I was thinking shepherd's pie.

        2. There's nothing like a good lamb curry over rice.

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          1. re: mucho gordo

            I second that. I wish I had some right now.

            1. re: mucho gordo

              Yes, with chopped peanuts, fried onions, chopped boiled egg, crumbled bacon, Cross and Blackwell Chow Chow mustard pickle, shredded coconut, watermelon pickle, and Major Grey's chutney...our official weekend menu at my grandparents was roast the first night and Navy curry the second night.

              1. re: tim irvine

                Are you using a dry curry powder or the solid sauce?

            2. It will make great sandwiches, which is my favorite use. It also lends itself nicely to a rogan josh. Just be sure to add the meat at the end so you don't over cook it.

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              1. re: mike0989

                Sandwiches are my favorite as well. Sliced thinly with some Major Grey Chutney. Yum!

                1. re: mike0989

                  I agree with this. I can't think of any roasted meats for which a good sandwich is not among it's highest and best uses.