Food & Recipes

7 Drool-Worthy Ways to Prepare Lamb for Easter

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, March 22, 2016


Aired March 22, 2016

Easter is just a few days away, and you’re no doubt already planning your holiday meal. If lamb is on the menu, we have seven delicious options for you.

1.) Lamb Shanks with Horseradish Gremolata with Oven Baked Polenta with Honey


For this rich and special Easter treat, Rach slow braises lamb shanks and makes a spicy horseradish gremolata to serve.

2). Slow-Roasted Bone-In Leg of Lamb


If you’re intimidated by the idea of roasting a leg of lamb, Rachael breaks it down for you step-by-step. This recipe combines white wine, herbs and stock for roasting, and finishes with a roasted garlic gravy.

3.) Easy Boneless Roast Lamb with Roasted Potatoes and Tomatoes

This boneless leg of lamb is slathered with gremolata and roasted to a beautiful brown color. Serve with either mint jelly or Rachael’s mom’s homemade mint sauce.

4.) Broiled Lamb Rib Chops with Salsa Verde

These lamb chops with fresh homemade salsa verde are a fun and elegant alternative to a leg of lamb. Better yet, they cook very fast under a hot broiler.

5.) Spezzatino Sicilian-Braised Lamb Chops

This rich, hearty lamb chop recipe cooks slowly, so the meat becomes extremely tender. The flavor-bomb sauce features notes of citrus, herbs, and even chili.

6.) Clodagh McKenna’s Rosemary and Garlic-Infused Leg of Spring Lamb

Clodagh McKenna shares her technique for roasted leg of lamb stuffed with garlic, rosemary and thyme. She also shares her recipe for a delicious gravy made with the pan drippings.

7.) Nigella Lawson's Slow-Cooked Lamb Ragu with Pasta

To go a different way for your holiday meal, Nigella Lawson shares this very casual pasta recipe, which utilizes more budget-friendly ground lamb. It’s cooked in the slow cooker, so you could get it going early in the morning, go off to your Easter activities, and return to find it ready at dinnertime.

What is your favorite way to prepare lamb?