Four alternative roast dinner recipes Four alternative roast dinner recipes

Four alternative roast dinner recipes

Sunday lamb roast dinners are an Irish legacy for families with lashings of gravy, roast veg and crispy potatoes, but how about trying a roast lamb dinner mid-week that is truly unique?

With the luxury of being able to prep meals while working from home, you can enjoy experimenting with lamb legs and joints with exotic flavour combinations or as an alternative to turkey at Christmas.

The leftovers can also be used in other dishes as an amazing lunch time treat the next day. Here are some of our favourite alternatives to a classic ‘Sunday roast’ dinner.   

Asian Style Roast Lamb

We love this dish because it is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients– sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, lime & coriander. Fiona Uyema created this dish for Try Lamb. She recommends taking the leg of lamb out of the fridge at least an hour before prepping it. Serve with roasted vegetables and potatoes. To make this recipe visit here.

Roast Lamb in Puff Pastry (Lamb Wellington)

This is a unique twist to a beef wellington. Just replace the beef with a lamb joint instead. Visit the recipe page here

Leg of Lamb with Cranberry and Pinenut stuffing

This succulent leg of lamb recipe is a unique alternative to turkey. This is perfect for anyone who doesn’t like traditional festive food at Christmas time, and it’s ideal for smaller groups gathering on Christmas Day. Check out the recipe here

Harissa Butterfly Leg of Lamb

Adrian Martin created this dish especially for Try Lamb. It’s so easy and the meat and vegetables can be cooked in one roasting tin, saving time on doing the dishes afterwards.  Harissa paste can be purchased in large supermarkets or in Afro-Asian supermarkets. Ask your local butcher to butterfly the leg of lamb and leave 12 hours pre-cooking time to marinate the lamb. Check out the recipe here. Try out GastroGays lamb tagine recipe with the leftovers. 

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