Now that the winter chill has set in, it’s the perfect opportunity to spice up your home cooking with a few international-inspired twists. Grass-fed lamb is a perfect winter warmer as it’s so versatile it can be used in a variety of ways, and it’s nutritious and filling as well.
If you’re seeking inspiration in the kitchen, why not take your cue from tried and true recipes from around the globe? Here are just a few ideas to help you make the most of your lamb this winter.
Be inspired by the sun-drenched flavours of Greece, which make for some pretty memorable flavour experiences. When it comes to lamb, there are plenty of delicious Greek recipes you can try. Pair a roast lamb with some tzatziki – the classic mix of Greek yoghurt, cucumber and mint – or fashion your meat into small koftas on wooden skewers. Roll the kofta in a mix of pistachios and spices and pair with a salad of your choice.
Get some Italian flavours into your slow-cooked roast lamb this winter. Use your grass-fed lamb to create a rich and hearty ragu sauce, and add some fresh pasta to make it a generously sized meal. A great ragu needs a variety of herbs (rosemary and marjoram are a good place to start), lots of tomatoes and some dry white wine to simmer away with the meat and provide that tantalising aroma.
You can also make a tasty crust for a rack of lamb using a simple mix of parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic and a hint of parsley.
You can incorporate a bit of fine dining into your home cooking with some French-inspired recipes. Try slow-roasting your cut of lamb with a mustard and herb crust, and pairing with seasonal vegetables.
For a more traditional French take on roast lamb, pierce the meat with garlic (and some rosemary leaves, if you wish) and sprinkle over with a mix of herbs de Provence – this normally consists of marjoram, thyme, basil, savory, rosemary, sage and fennel.