5 Tasty Ways To Include Lamb In Your Holiday Menu

Chef preparing a holiday lamb dish - Lamb Menu Ideas for Holidays
Lamb Products Dec 03
By Elaine Mikesell 2 Comments

This winter, show your best customers appreciation for their business by giving them a new dimension of flavor for the festive season. Include some of our holiday lamb recipes in your menu. Lamb’s mild gaminess provides a tasty canvas for creative seasoning and cooking techniques.

It’s a versatile meat that allows for grilling, roasting, and slow cooking. The savory, rich flavor and tender texture give your chefs the foundation to create delicious holiday meals your customers will cherish. Place your holiday lamb meat orders now, then continue reading for five lamb menu ideas to present this unique meat to holiday diners.

Slow-Cooked Lamb Stews

For our first holiday lamb recipe, we have chosen a slow-cooked lamb stew. Keep the cold temps at bay with the ultimate comfort food, slow-cooked stew. This flexible offering allows you to include lamb in your holiday menu as either an appetizer or the main course meal.

Create a rustic Irish Stew with root vegetables and a broth with your favorite seasoning mixture. Or warm up diners using a Moroccan-inspired stew by adding garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, and turmeric as the seasoning blend.

For first-timers, provide a sample in a cup or small bowl and let them decide if lamb is right for them. Serve the stew as an appetizer or main course alongside mashed potatoes and fresh bread for dipping.

Our premium lamb shoulder is perfect for stew’s slow cooking method due to the flavor-inducing marbling and savory tenderness. Our lamb legs offer milder flavor profiles compared to shoulder for a leaner yet still tender option. Trim into bite-size pieces, then brown them before stewing for enhanced flavor.

Herb-Crusted Leg of Lamb

If you’re looking for a centerpiece for your holiday lamb recipes, this dish is a guaranteed winner. Include lamb in your holiday menu as a classic, upscale dish. The herb crust combines minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, parsley, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and healthy olive oil, all mixed into a paste.

Spread the mixture over the lamb legs, then roast for 1.5 to 2 hours. Serve alongside garlic mashed potatoes or root vegetables and sweet potatoes for a savory yet lean and nutritious holiday feast.

Minted Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Glaze

When it comes to tasty lamb menu ideas for the upcoming holiday season, you can’t go wrong with minted lamb chops. Use our premium lamb rib products to create a unique and sophisticated lamb chop holiday dish with the bright notes of mint contrasted with the sweet and tart allure of pomegranate glaze.

Blend the pomegranate glaze using pomegranate juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Combine freshly chopped mint leaves, salt and pepper, olive oil, and diced garlic for the mint lamb chop marinade.

Serve alongside dishes of roasted asparagus and mashed sweet potatoes with maple glaze. Begin the meal with a healthy arugula and pomegranate salad with your choice of fresh vegetable medley.

Include lamb in your holiday menu. Order from our complete selection of lamb loin and rib chops, including domestic and imported boneless and lamb loin tenderloins.

Lamb Kebabs with Yogurt-Mint Sauce

This is one of the most straightforward and impactful holiday lamb recipes you can present. Combine our premium loin chops with a minty yogurt dipping sauce for a light and refreshing flavor profile. It uses salt and pepper, greek yogurt, chopped mint and parsley, and mixed lemon juice. The lamb chop kebabs are marinated using salt and pepper, paprika, olive oil, minced garlic, and ground coriander.

Dice the lamb chops using a mix of shoulder and leg meat into 1-inch cubes, then thread them onto wooden skewers and grill them for 8-10 minutes. Serve with roasted vegetables, including red onions, bell peppers, and zucchini seasoned with lemon and oregano.

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Reduction

Looking for lamb menu ideas that will truly shine on your menu this holiday season? Showcase our premium lamb ribs with your staff’s culinary skills to create a masterpiece that discerning holiday diners will cherish. The red wine is heated to concentrate flavors before combining with beef or lamb broth, balsamic vinegar, unsalted butter, plus salt and pepper.

Simmer the wine over medium heat until it reduces by half. Add in the broth and vinegar until reduced to a sauce-like consistency. Remove from heat, then whisk in butter, season to taste, and strain to remove any solids.

The herb crust coating uses salt and pepper, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, olive oil, chopped rosemary, and chopped thyme. Brush the lamb rib racks with the mixture before browning on a skillet for two minutes per side.

Then, place the skillet and ribs in the oven to roast for 15-20 minutes. Drizzle the wine reduction over the racks, and garnish with your favorite fresh herbs. Serve with traditional holiday sides, including whipped or mashed potatoes, and begin the meal with a freshly sliced pear and walnut salad with crumbled bleu cheese.

Include Lamb In Your Holiday Menu

With these holiday lamb recipes, your festive menu is bound to impress your guests this holiday season. For the 2023 holiday season, Northwest Meat Company is stocked with the best Domestic and International wholesale lamb cuts available. Always humanely free-range raised in low-stress environments. Placing your holiday wholesale orders for pickup or delivery in the Chicago area is as simple as using our app or calling your sales representative.

We guarantee quality, and our lifelong commitment to excellent service, products, and competitive pricing is assured. To include lamb in your holiday menu, contact our team before the rush for the best selection of wholesale Lamb products in Chicago.


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