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Old 02-02-2015, 08:00 PM   #1
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Lamb steaks

It turns out I love lamb, I had never tried it before a couple of weeks ago when I made lamb shoulder steaks for my boyfriend and I. Today I picked up lamb steaks cut from the leg, they have a small piece of bone. Given my limited experience with lamb I was wondering if there is any special way I should cook this. The shoulder steaks I marinaded in lemon, garlic, rosemary, salt/pepper, olive oil and mustard then cooked in my cast iron skillet. It was great and tender. I was thinking of doing it that way again. But I'm open to suggestions.

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Old 02-02-2015, 08:17 PM   #2
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It turns out I love lamb, I had never tried it before a couple of weeks ago when I made lamb shoulder steaks for my boyfriend and I. Today I picked up lamb steaks cut from the leg, they have a small piece of bone. Given my limited experience with lamb I was wondering if there is any special way I should cook this. The shoulder steaks I marinaded in lemon, garlic, rosemary, salt/pepper, olive oil and mustard then cooked in my cast iron skillet. It was great and tender. I was thinking of doing it that way again. But I'm open to suggestions.
Yes, that would work well with the leg steaks. I love lamb too.



In the UK we use rosemary with lamb but also use mint.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:37 PM   #3
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That sounds delicious, lamb is one of them dishes when done right can be just different enough {vs, pork, chicken , beef} that having it once and a while can be a real treat.
My favorite way to cook lamb is to marinade and herb encrust it {cooked in the oven}.
I have the recipe written in my book it was given to me by a chef at a restaurant in NYC, we were invited to a catered event and the lamb was AMAZING, so when the chef came around I politely asked if the recipe would be available for me to look over, after complimenting him on his dish. He pulled out a card and handed it to me with the recipe typed onto it, I guess I wasn't the first to ask, lol...

I haven't made it in a while but the marinade has white wine and Orange juice in it, simply the best lamb I have ever tasted...

Congrats on finding a dish you love, and welcome to dc...
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:58 PM   #4
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Hi Anna. I love lamb, too...most of the time I don't even marinate it. I rub it with a little garlic, rosemary (if I have some) and fry it in a hot cast iron skillet and flip it once so it stays near med rare. It's just me here though, so most times I'm just cooking for one.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:07 PM   #5
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The first time I made it I followed a simple recipe just because I had never had it before. But I really liked the lamb flavor, so I might go light on the seasoning. I'm glad I finally tired lamb, next is rabbit and goat. Duck is another thing I've tried recently and really liked.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:10 PM   #6
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Another lamb convert here. I think I'd been fed overcooked lamb or mutton years ago, because I thought I didn't like it, but then I had some grilled lamb at our favorite Mediterranean place that was marinated much like yours and grilled. Now we buy a 4H lamb at our county fair every summer.

I usually do a very similar marinade, trying to mimic the restaurant's...olive oil, white wine, a bit of lemon juice, garlic, rosemary and/or oregano, then onto my cast iron grill pan. It's the way we like it best. I never thought about mustard...will have to try that.

I have the shoulders cut into roasts because I thought they would make tough steaks. Good to know...next year I'll have them do half into steaks.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:31 AM   #7
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I think my very favorite lamb dish is lamb stew with barley. And we have just the right weather right now for a good pot of it.

You sound like an adventure food traveler. It is fun to find foods that you like.

Welcome to DC. This is quite a fun place to come to. Lots of fun and information.
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If you also like eggplant, you might like Moussaka. Don't forget the Tzatziki to go with it!
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Lamb is wonderful and can pretty much be treated the same way as beef. My only suggestion is, whatever you decide, don't over cook it.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:53 AM   #10
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Moussaka looks good, I'll have to give that a try sometime. I haven't seen ground lamb around here, but I have a meat grinder so I can always make my own.
Most of my family cooks, my mom has always worked in some type of kitchen and is now a cook in a hospital. I have a cousin who went to culinary school. While we always ate well and the food was always good it was pretty much always typical meat. I'm just now trying all kinds of different food. I'll try anything, almost anything, at least once.
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