Cook Perfect Lamb With These Simple Tips
- Choose The Right Cut
If you don’t have too much experience with lamb in the kitchen, you might be tempted to go for simple, boneless cuts. While boneless cuts can be perfect for some dishes, like grilled lamb kebabs. But whenever possible, opt for the bone-in meat. You don’t need to be intimidated if you follow a recipe, and the bone will add an incredible depth of flavor. Don’t worry about carving or serving- there are YouTube videos that can help you with that; and bone-in meat can be plated beautifully.
You should also choose your cuts of meat based on how you plan to cook them. If you want to quickly grill or pan fry, opt for more tender cuts, usually found on the top half of the animal. The bottom half of the lamb’s body works the hardest throughout the lamb’s life, which makes these cuts tougher. The firm muscle fibers of these tough cuts made them great for slow roasting, braising, and pressure-cooking. Have a recipe and cooking method in mind when you go to the store, so that you pick the right meat for your dish.