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Old 10-24-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
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Question What do you do with your ground lamb?

Hi all,

Just curious what sorts of things (perhaps besides the TNT shepard's pie) do you do like to do with ground (aka, minced) lamb?

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Old 10-24-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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This recipe has origins in Armenian cooking and is a regular when my family cooks out. You can mix half beef and half lamb if you prefer.

Lul Burgers


2 Lb Ground Lamb
1 Large Onion, minced
1/2 C Parsley, minced
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)
2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Allspice
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/3 C Tomato Sauce

Mix all the ingredients by hand. Shape into burgers and grill.
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Old 10-24-2005, 01:01 PM   #3
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Two of my favorites are Pastitsio and Gyros. I've made the former with ground beef, 'cause that's what I usually have around when the urge hits me. Since I don't have one of those amazing vertical rotisseries for making Gyros, I found this link of interest on making one at home. (If you follow the links, you'll find Alton's Gyro & Tzatziki recipes.)

http://cruftbox.com/blog/archives/001184.html

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Old 10-24-2005, 03:23 PM   #4
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my very favorite thing is just a simple lamb burger. sage, seasalt, black pepper..... yum.
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Old 10-24-2005, 05:51 PM   #5
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I use it in moussaka - and occasionally in Shepherd's Pie (but I prefer Cottage Pie!)
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:46 PM   #6
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Moussaka, Dolmas, steamed stuffed cabbage with either a Greek tomato or egg/lemon sauce, Persian meatballs with a thick yogurt based sauce over Basmiti rice and onion, since I don't have any kind of rotisserie for making Gyros I make mini-lamb patties and substitute them for the slices of shaved rotisserie lamb, Pasties, Pastitsio, lamb burgers, thick lamb patties seasoned with rosemary and garlic smothered with leeks in a roux/yogurt gravy and served with saffron rice.

I guess the one thing that I haven't used it for is shepard's pie!
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:19 PM   #7
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a simple lamb garlic tomato and basil pasta sauce; the basis for a lamb chili...lamb goes really well with chipotle in adobo with black beans! so good. home made gyrros! char broiled lamb burgers! a sheppards pie, a mousaka, etc etc ... stuffed cabbage! kufta kabob...lamb sausages with pine nuts and feta! grill them!
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Old 10-25-2005, 01:49 AM   #8
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I make meatloaf!
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:08 AM   #9
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lamb seekh kabab or ground lamb curry.

Seekh kabab - Lamb is seasoned with minced ginger, dry roasted and ground corrainder and cumin, chili powder, freshly chopped cilantro and mint, salt to taste and then rolled onto a skewer and grilled until done. It's normally served with lemon wedges and sweet onions.

Ground lamb curry with peas (my favorite): Saute a finely chopped large onion in 3 tbsp of oil. Add ginger and garlic paste, cumin and corrainder powder, garam masala powder (simple mix of whole black peppercorns, cinnamon stick and cloves). One large tomato finely chopped. Saute all of this until the tomato releases all it's liquid and turns into a mushy pulp and oil is released. Next add the groud lamb and let it cook for 30 minutes or so until the lamb is cooked. Finally brown the lamb a bit until the oil releases, add a cup of frozen peas and stir to combine and cook it for another 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve with naan.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yakuta
lamb seekh kabab or ground lamb curry.

Seekh kabab - Lamb is seasoned with minced ginger, dry roasted and ground corrainder and cumin, chili powder, freshly chopped cilantro and mint, salt to taste and then rolled onto a skewer and grilled until done. It's normally served with lemon wedges and sweet onions.
I am drooling over this recipe Yakuta! Thank-you for sharing it! I would omit the chilli powder (sorry, it's just that I'm not a "hot" spice person). Do you cook this on a grill or in the oven? (Almost sounds like it could be cooked on the bbq?)
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