Lamb Two Ways

We haven’t had lamb in quite some time.  It used to be one of our weekly staples, but I guess we got burned out a bit.  No need to worry – it’s back, and the recipes to boot.

I was actually excited about tonight because Jason voiced that he was too busy to grill.  Recently I commented on a post made by Tarah @ What I Gather, where she learned to master, well use the grill for the first time.  I too have been wanting to learn.  I knew right away that my grilling skills would beat Jason’s by a long shot!…but then, he took that away from me and insisted on grilling.  According to him – I need him for some things…and one of those things is grilling.  In reality, he was afraid of my natural knack at well, everything.  Oh well, I watched and took pictures from afar.  It did free me up to make some awesome sweet potatoes.

I’m callin’ this one Lamb Two Ways because I not only had two different cuts, but two different seasonings going on.  Both are simple, but one is easier than the other because I had no part in coming up with it.  🙂

For the Frenched Loin Cutlets (~1lb. of meat)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. Chinese five spice
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix first four ingredients in a small bowl and then slowly drizzle in olive oil.  I would say about 4-5 tablespoons, just enough to mobilize the spices that you will rub all over the lamb.  Let cutlets marinate for about half an hour and then grill over medium-heat for 4 minutes a side.

For the Lamb Shoulder Steaks (~1 lb. of meat)

My favorite steak and chop seasoning comes from World Market.  I love to sprinkle it on pork chops, but I admit I’d never used it on lamb.  It was great!  It is a very clean spice in that it doesn’t have any extra salt or nasty things like MSG.  If you click the link above it will actually let you know what all is in it.  I rubbed each lamb steak with some olive oil and then sprinkled the seasoning.  Grill each lamb steak for 5 minutes on each side.

For my side?  Oh my Lordy…so glad Jason did the grilling.  I decided to give these Sweet Potato Rounds a try from the Everyday Paleo website.  I followed her method but went a different way on the seasonings.  I used some dried herbs, paprika, and cinnamon.  You should give them a try and do your own thing with them!

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