This Arabian Gulf showstopper is traditionally prepared by stuffing a whole lamb with rice or pasta, nuts, onions, and spices. Martha simplifies the dish by using lamb shoulder instead.
The ultimate antidote for cool spring nights, this old-fashioned farmhouse soup with shredded lamb offers sustenance without the heft. Garden-fresh peas lend a lightness, while turnips (which contain good-for-you fiber) add a mildly sweet bite to the meaty broth.
Lamb, Potato, and Leek Stew
This hearty, savory stew is perfect for those rainy days when you just need stick-to-your-ribs goodness.
Lamb Shoulder Barbacoa
Grab a good book, because these smoky chile-lamb tacos practically cook themselves. An uninterrupted afternoon over indirect heat is just what a tough cut like lamb shoulder needs to collapse into a shreddable, succulent filling; finish by tossing poblanos and limes onto the grill for a nice char and deeper flavor.
Lamb Tagine with Pears
Sweet pears make an unexpectedly delicious foil for tender braised lamb shoulder in this stew-like dish. A trio of spices -- ginger, cinnamon, and saffron -- impart a wonderful aroma as the tagine simmers.
This rustic yet elegant pie is composed of a few simple ingredients. Break through the crisp upper crust and you reveal the mellow nuances of rosemary-infused lamb that, in turn, give way to a clandestine bottom layer of potatoes, which serves no purpose other than to soak up the rich, intensely flavorful juices.