Category: Lamb

Greek Gyro Salad with Avocado Tzatziki Recipe

I had Greek tacos at a friend’s house one day, and I’ll admit, I was skeptical. But one bite, and my mindset immediately switched to inspired. I couldn’t get enough of the fresh Mediterranean flavors alongside silky avocado. That’s why I created a deconstructed version, a Greek Gyro Salad Recipe.

Here’s how to make it.

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Lamb Shakshuka

Although inspired by Middle Eastern shakshuka (eggs poached in tomato sauce), this version is for meat lovers. Instead of thick tomato sauce, these eggs are simmered over ground lamb and bone broth, with a handful of charred cherry tomatoes thrown on top. The cherry tomatoes, plus a generous amount of herbs, give this high-protein meal a fresh, light flavor. It’s fantastic for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

If you want to start your day with this powerhouse meal, consider cooking the meat and tomatoes ahead of time. Right before breakfast, reheat the meat in a skillet with eggs. It’s an easier way to enjoy a hearty breakfast and still get out the door on time.

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Lamb Carnitas

Carnitas are usually made from pork that’s slow-cooked in lard until the meat melts down into tender little morsels. Those little morsels are then fried until crispy around the edges. Pork carnitas is delicious, there’s no doubt about it. This version of carnitas is delicious too, although quite different from the classic recipe.

Instead of pork, lamb is subbed in. Lamb carnitas can be served in Primal tortillas or heaped in a bowl with cilantro, shredded cabbage, avocado, sour cream, and hot sauce. This is a flavorful departure from traditional lamb dishes and provides a delicious new way to ingest all the amazing nutrients lamb has to offer, like 8 essential amino acids, several B vitamins, niacin, zinc, iron and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).

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Instant Pot Lamb and Sweet Potato Stew

The Instant Pot is a perfect appliance for stew, coaxing flavor and tenderness out of meat and vegetables in a short amount of time. Instead of the typical beef and white potato stew, this recipe uses lamb and sweet potatoes, plus a bunch of spices, for a richly flavorful and comforting meal.

The sweetness of the potatoes is perfect with the slightly gamey flavor of lamb. After a short time in the Instant Pot, both the meat and sweet potatoes melt in your mouth like butter. Cinnamon, coriander, cumin, garlic and ginger all punch up the flavor but don’t overwhelm the dish.

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Kerala Lamb Curry

Kerala lamb curry forgoes the thick, soup-like sauce often associated with curry. Instead, chunks of meat soak up almost all the sauce, creating a fragrant stew of spices and meat that can be eaten with a fork, no spoon or rice needed.

Recipes for Kerala lamb curry vary slightly in their cooking methods and ingredient lists. What the recipes all share are tender chunks of lamb, plus lots of spices. This recipe uses ingredients you probably have in your kitchen already—coriander, turmeric, onion, garlic, shallot, ginger, coconut milk—and a few you might have to search out, like Kashmiri chili powder and fresh curry leaves.

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Kale Soup with Turmeric and Ground Lamb

When you hear “kale,” you probably think salad first, but you should be thinking kale soup. Besides being very nutritious, kale is hearty enough that it doesn’t completely wilt but tender enough to make for a pleasing, hearty soup.

Bonus: This kale soup is loaded with ingredients that can potentially ease the symptoms of the common cold or give your immune system a little boost. Turmeric, especially, boasts an array of potential pharmacological effects, including anti-inflammatory powers, cancer prevention, and more. Bone broth has a lot to offer by way of benefits, too.

You definitely don’t need a head cold or respiratory infection to enjoy this soup. It’s perfect any time you want an easy one-pot meal. But if you do have the sniffles (or feel them coming on), turmeric kale soup is a delicious alternative to regular ol’ chicken soup.

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