Lamb Pan Sauce
Let nothing go to waste: Use the juice from your roasted lamb leg, along with red wine and chicken stock, to make a delicious gravy to serve with the tender meat.
Colcannon Shepherd's Pie
There's a delicious twist on this take on shepherd's pie and it's guaranteed to delight. The usual flavorful ground lamb filling dotted with peas and speckled with parsley is topped with a mashed potato mixture spiked with thinly sliced Savoy cabbage. The mash is better known as Colcannon, a classic Irish side dish made of mashed potatoes and cabbage (sometimes kale is also used). The simple topping takes this comfort food favorite to new heights.
Roast Leg of Lamb with Lemon, Garlic, and Rosemary
A traditional cottage pie is made with ground beef and topped with mashed potatoes. We used potato slices, which saves time and looks good, too. For a shepherd's pie, use lamb. Or, try a turkey twist: Add 2 cups finely minced turkey meat along with the peas.
Lamb Chops with Mustard-Herb Crust
These restaurant-worthy chops are ready in just 20 minutes. If it's available, choose grass-fed lamb instead of grain-fed -- the flavor simply can't be beat. Adapted from chef Emeril Lagasse's book "Emeril 20-40-60" (HarperStudio, 2009).
Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb
A butterflied leg of lamb, which cooks quickly and evenly on the grill, has been split down the center, then unfolded and spread open to resemble a butterfly.