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The 7 best BBQ lamb recipes

by Katie Russell

published on 5 May 2023

Lamb is the ideal barbecue meat; it’s tender, succulent and lighter than beef or other stodgier meats. But if you’re looking for some inspiration and want to do something a bit different with lamb this summer, we have just the recipes for you. The following recommendations from our authors combine lamb with fresh, summery flavours, from tzatziki, to pistachios, to a wide and tantalising array of spices.

Lamb Souvlaki with Flatbreads, Tzatziki, Tomatoes and Pickles

Lamb Souvlaki with Flatbreads, Tzatziki, Tomatoes and Pickles

Bring a touch of Greece to your summer barbecue with Rick Stein’s lamb souvlaki recipe. Expect fresh flavours of Greek oregano, lemon, tzatziki and, of course, crispy lamb.

Meliz Berg’s Lamb Chops

by Meliz Berg

These are not your standard lamb chops. Marinated in sweet red pepper paste, and a host of spices, this dish is sure to be the star of your garden party.

Lamb and Pistachio Kofta

Lamb and Pistachio Kofta

by Tony Kitous, Dan Lepard

This Arabic-inspired cuisine marries lean lamb meat with chopped pistachios to give the dish a bit of crunch. Serve with tabbouleh, garlic sauce, and flatbreads.

Chargrilled Lamb Cutlets, Chermoula

Chargrilled Lamb Cutlets, Chermoula

by Chris Ammermann, Laura Harper-Hinton, Miles Kirby
from Caravan

Lamb cutlets are best cooked on the barbecue. And this Moroccan-inspired dish is sure to get guests talking, with its seasoning of spiced chermoula and herbs.

Gourmet Lamb Burger

Gourmet Lamb Burger

by Harry Eastwood

This lamb burger is succulent enough on its own, but author Harry Eastwood takes the fresh summer flavours to the next level by adding halloumi, red onion, garlic, and coriander mayonnaise.

Chargrilled Lamb Leg Three Ways

Chargrilled Lamb Leg Three Ways

by Clare Lattin and Tom Hill

After chargrilling your lamb on the barbecue, authors Clare Lattin and Tom Hill recommend three distinct ways to serve it. Our favourite is with the labneh and poached apricots – for a sweet, succulent flavour.

Spiced Lamb, Aubergine and Mint

Spiced Lamb, Aubergine and Mint

from Morito

OK, so it’s technically the aubergines that need to go on the barbecue on this recipe (for a divine smoky flavour) while the lamb cooks on the hob. But we still think this moreish lamb dish should be a staple at your summer barbecue.


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