Tuesday, 27 March 2012

What to do with Easter Leftovers - Lamb

One of the last things you probably want to think about two weeks before Easter is about the Leftovers, but for me last year I knew I needed to have a plan in place so that my leftover Lamb wouldn't go to waste! I knew that there were a lot of meals that I could make, but I wanted to make sure that I used all the meat as a leg of lamb can be very expensive! So what can you make with Lamb leftovers? How about;

Easter Leftovers - Leg of Lamb

Lamb Curry

Once you have served slices of lamb for your Easter Lunch, why not take the rest of the meat off the bone and cube it up for use in a lamb curry

Roast Dinner Soup

I know, I am always going on about Roast Dinner soup, but it tastes lovely! Follow my recipe from Christmas just add the lamb instead of Turkey!

Lamb Salad

Sorry another recipe from Christmas, but I will sum it up here for you. Get Salad into a bowl, add lamb leftovers. Serve.

Lamb Sandwich

I know you know how to make a sandwich, but check out the Conscientious Cooks version of the Ultimate Lamb Sandwich. I promise you it is fantastic!

Giouvetsi

I love pasta and so dishes with leftovers and pasta are a hit for me. I normally make something like a pasta bake, but since I found out about Giouvetsi I make this when I can!

Shepard's pie

It was when my sister made Shepard's pie using leftovers the first time that she felt it necessary to call me to tell me that she had just made the best meal in the world ever. I wasn't sure why she needed to but lamb twice baked is delicious and everyone loves delicious!

Roast Lamb Fritters

My Mum makes the best potato fritters and it was her that suggested that I make Roast Lamb Fritters. They are quite simple to make, just dice up some leftover lamb mix into some batter and then fry in a frying pan for a few minutes each side. These make a great dinner the night after a roast.

Pasties

So they can't really be called Cornish Pasties if you aren't in Cornwall, but you know what I mean right?  They are very simple to make and we love lamb, sweet potato and mint pasties.

I hope your leftovers are always as tasty as mine and try to keep this quote by the comedian George Calin in mind.

"Leftovers make you feel good twice. First, when you put it away, you feel thrifty and intelligent: ‘I’m saving food!’ Then a month later when blue hair is growing out of the ham, and you throw it away, you feel really intelligent: ‘I’m saving my life!’"
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