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9 Decadent Lamb Recipes That Will Be the Star Of Your Easter Table

We’ll be honest: lamb isn’t the easiest meat to work with. It’s strong, it’s gamy, but when done right, it can be magnificent. Lamb just needs a little love — plus a generous sprinkling of herbs — to show you its tender, flavorful side. From simple gyros to a decadent rack of lamb, we’ve rounded up the essential recipes for your Easter table. Because we take this “sacrificial lamb” thing very seriously. Right next to the potatoes.

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Pita Pizzas

We’re starting you off easy with these simple pita pizzas. Over at The Comfort of Cooking, bright tomatoes and tangy feta cheese balance out ground lamb.

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Fava Bean Stew

Paprika and cayenne give lamb a welcome kick in this Israeli-inspired stew. Serve it over couscous for a warming dish that’s good for your soul. Thanks, The Shiksa In the Kitchen!Image: The Shiksa In the Kitchen

Gyros

We can’t talk lamb without talking gyros, right? Brown Eyed Baker wraps up the Greek classic with a healthy dose of herbaceous tzatziki.

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Lamb Kebab

When in doubt, skewer it. Sugar et Al takes cues from Indian cuisine with a masala-infused lamb kebab.

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Tagine

When it comes to slow-cooked stews, Morocco knows best. The tagine is a North African staple — and in this version from Crepes of Wrath, a spectrum of spices brings out the flavor of lamb. Protip: let your crockpot do all the hard work. Image: Crepes of Wrath

Ma Po Tofu

We’re looking east for inspiration, and this Ma Po Tofu with ground lamb from Wild Greens and Sardines is just the thing. It’s rich and flavorful — a surefire hit, even with tofu skeptics.

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Stuffed Cutlets

On its own, lamb can be overpowering, so take a cue from M. Eva-Marie: stuff your cutlets with decadent cheese and prosciutto, cover them with panko, and then fry those suckers up. Winner winner lamb dinner.

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Massaman Curry

If you’re not feeling a whole hunk of lamb, heat things up with a spicy, aromatic curry from Sugar et Al.

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Pecan-Encrusted Rack of Lamb

This rack of lamb, roasted in a tangy raspberry-balsamic jus, is a foolproof showstopper. Budget about 20 minutes for prep and 40 minutes for cooking, and it’s sure to impress. Thanks, Adventures in Cooking!

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