4 Ways to Enjoy Leftover Lamb
By Sarahbeth Kluzinski
So you had a delightful, lavish lamb feast last night. That leg of lamb too so long to perfect, but it was well worth the wait because it was a hit with all your family and friends, even the kiddos! But now you have a generous amount of leftover meat that you couldn’t possibly see go to waste; so what do you do? Continue reading to learn 4 great ways to enjoy your leftover leg of lamb!
How to Enjoy Leftover Lamb Meat
Lamb meat is a great the day after. Once roasted, it stays good for up to 7 days when properly stored in an air-tight container. So you are in luck if you have a mound of leftover lamb leg to use the next day. You can create an endless array of meals that are only limited by your own imagination. This is overwhelming, yes; however, you will feel more confident in finding a wonderful recipe by first choosing a category that appeals to you. Four fantastic options for recooking leftover lamb include soup, salad, sandwiches, and pasta. Choose one of these options to find a starting place!
1. Moroccan Lamb Vegetable Soup
You will need a crock pot, skillet, one pound of meat, olive oil, carrots, celery, one yellow onion, vegetable stock (or chicken), canned tomatoes, canned green beans, lentils, and any other vegetables you like. It is great with tri-colored peppers and jalapenos! You will also need garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, cumin, coriander, ginger and cinnamon.
Coat skillet with olive oil and cook your mirepoix and garlic on medium-high heat until the onion is soft. Add your seasonings. Place meat, mirepoix, and vegetables in the crock pot and add stock. Place all ingredients inside your crock pot and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours.
2. Mediterranean Lamb Salad
You will need all the ingredients for a traditional Mediterranean or Greek salad. This includes romaine lettuce mix, Greek salad dressing, beets, cucumber, grade tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, and Kalamata olives. Reheat lamb meat in a skillet with a tablespoon of oil. Cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently.
3. Deli Lamb Sandwich
You will need lettuce or watercress, tomato slice, onion slices, balsamic vinegar, your choice of bread (French baguette and ciabatta are highly recommended), and a sprinkle of sugar. Build your sandwich with these ingredients, your leftover meat, and add any other layers or condiments that you like! It is even better if you cook the onions down with the lamb and make it a hot sandwich!
4. Roasted Lamb Pasta
You will need egg noodles, two cans of cream of mushroom soup, milk, butter, canned peas, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and shredded cheddar cheese (optional). First cook noodles according to package directions. Then combine soup, vegetables, and seasoning in a small pot and cook until warm. Next, pan fry your meat in an oiled skillet for 2 to 3 minutes on medium high heat. Combine pasta and butter in a bowl, then add all other ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Transfer to a glass baking dish and coat with cheese. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
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