A sheepherder's fair is held every July in Powder River, Wyoming, and one of the events is a lamb/mutton stew cook-off. I experimented with this recipe for about a year, but it was worth the effort - I won first place!
For those who love fall-from-the-bone lamb, this recipe shared by Val Creutz of Southold, New York fills the bill. Burgundy wine adds a special touch to the sauce that's served alongside. —Mrs. F. W. Creutz, Southold, New York
I first started cooking in college and have continued to do so ever since. Grilling is what I like best, but I bake this rack of lamb in the oven for the best results.—Bob Paffenroth, Brookfield, Wisconsin
This is a fantastic curry that I've tweaked over the years using a blend of aromatic spices. Fenugreek seeds can be found in specialty spice stores and are common in Middle Eastern curries and chutneys, but you can leave them out of this recipe. —Janis Kracht, Windsor, New York
Looking for something fast but impressive to serve company on a busy weeknight? “These lamb chops make a really nice, last-minute meal for guests,“ notes Candy McMenamin in Lexington, South Carolina. “I pick up the ingredients on the way home from work and usually finish off the menu with a green salad and new potatoes.“
My family loves lamb, especially my son. During his first year of college, he claimed to be a vegetarian. When he came home, I had a pot of this slow-cooked lamb stew simmering on the counter. At dinnertime, my husband and I found only a few shreds of meat left floating in the gravy—and my son confessed that he was the culprit!—Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois