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25 Ways to Use Lamb

Even though we’re only a few weeks into the summer, I don’t think I can handle another hamburger or hot dog. Or even a piece of grilled chicken. I need something new, something that will remind my taste buds that there is more to life than beef. Lamb is the answer to your (okay, my) summer prayers — its rich flavor just begs to be cooked over an open flame. Lamb is a good source of zinc, iron and B vitamins. Look for lamb that is pinkish and firm, with white fat. Grass-fed lamb will have a more pronounced (gamy) flavor, so ask your butcher if you’re catering to picky eaters. Be the start of a BBQ revolution with 25 of our favorite lamb recipes.

  1. Roger Mooking’s Five-Spice Lamb Burgers with Pickled Cucumber Relish and Five-Spice Aioli (pictured above) is a refreshing change from the standard burger. Five-spice powder is a blend of spices that usually includes star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Szechuan peppercorns and fennel seeds.
  2. Forget about chicken or beef kebabs; try out Lamb Kebabs with Tamarind Sauce.
  3. Sliders are a barbecuer’s best friend, like Mini Moroccan Lamb Burgers on Brioche with Lemon Yogurt Sauce.
  4. Abbacchio o Capretto Brodettato: Baby Lamb with Egg Sauce is a simple traditional Italian dish that celebrates spring and is often found at the Easter table in Italy from Rome to Calabria.
  5. Emeril’s Spicy Lamb and Eggplant Lasagna uses sliced eggplant instead of sheets of pasta for a low-carb (yet still mouthwatering) option.

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Caption It: Iron Chef Japan

Iron Chef Japan

Your Caption Here

What’s lovely judge and actress Mayuko Takata sharing about the lamb she just sampled? Get creative and give us your best caption for this IC moment in the comments below. We’ll post our faves in a gallery of Iron Chef Japan classics.

Want to know what the judges (or more specifically, their Godzilla Movie-esque voice overs) really had to say about the dish? Catch Iron Chef Japan: Battle Lamb tonight at 11p ET./10p C.

***UPDATE: Our winning caption, as of 5p ET, comes from redroundorgreen:

“It’s so…(*giggle*) surprising. Like an explosion on the tongue. (*Giggle*) I taste springtime. And running deer. And moonbeams! (*Giggle*) Very, very good.”

Redroundorgreen, you truly (and hilariously) captured the “voice” of Iron Chef Japan‘s female voice-over. Congrats!

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