Fruity and flavorful, this wonderful glaze is simple to prepare, and its hint of garlic really complements the lamb. The recipe makes enough glaze to baste the lamb during roasting and leaves plenty to pass when serving.
Fresh and deliciously different, this main dish can be made ahead and then baked before serving. Crisp cucumber and hints of lemon, mint and garlic in the sauce complement this recipe's appealing blend.—National Barley Foods Council, Mary Sullivan, Spokane, Washington
Meet the Cook: With our busy schedule, I cook lots of stews. This one - handed down to me by my mother-in-law - is nice because you can prepare it on the weekend and reheat it during the week. It's a great full-course meal...put out hard rolls and French bread, and you're set.
My husband and I have a son, 11.
-Jeanne Dahling, Elgin, Minnesota
Jalapeno peppers are quite abundant in this area of the country, and there are numerous ranches here that raise lambs. People seem to be eating food that's a little hotter nowadays, so I think this recipe will appeal to them.
This is a dowry recipe I brought with me from western Pennsylvania. To fully enjoy this dish, just serve it as a snack or appetizer with some hot bread and a beverage. It's nice to serve at parties, and I like it as a late-night snack, too! It can be made the day before, and it also freezes well.
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!
SINCE I grow my own oranges, I often experiment by adding them to my favorite foods.
I found this sweet fruit to be quite compatible with lamb, a meat I often serve. The wonderful orange juice-based sauce is simple to prepare, and its hint of spices really complements the lamb.
-Margaret Pache, Mesa, Arizona