6 great lamb recipes by Sabrina Ghayour

Butterflied leg of lamb with pomegranate salsa

Butterflied leg of lamb with pomegranate salsa - Credit: Chris Kirkham

If you're looking for some inspiration for cooking lamb, these exciting recipes  by  the Yorkshire-based chef, Sabrina Ghayour should fit the bill. 

Sabrina Day 3 Shoulder of Lamb (c) Liz & Max Haarala Hamilton

Sabrina Day 3 Shoulder of Lamb (c) Liz & Max Haarala Hamilton - Credit: Archant

 

Spice-Perfumed Shoulder of Lamb
Persian spices are aromatic and flavoursome, never harsh or abrasive. Spicing is used in a subtle way and this spice-perfumed lamb is made with my special blend of some of the most commonly used spices, fused with more unique ingredients such as rose petals and lime powder. This particular spice blend works very well with the fatty nature of the shoulder cut of lamb. 
Spice-Perfumed Shoulder of Lamb recipe

Harissa-infused leg of lamb with fenugreek & lime

Harissa-infused leg of lamb with fenugreek & lime - Credit: Archant

Harissa-infused leg of lamb with fenugreek & lime
My harissa lamb leg is slightly spicy, a yogurt-based marinade perfumed with spices and kaffir lime leaves (don't worry if you are missing a few ingredients, it will still pack plenty of flavour). Don't be afraid to pair it with classic roast accompaniments or try it with rice or flatbreads and yogurt.
Harissa-infused leg of lamb with fenugreek & lime recipe

Sabrina Ghayour - Lamb Biryani (c) Liz & Max Haarala Hamilton

Sabrina Ghayour - Lamb Biryani (c) Liz & Max Haarala Hamilton - Credit: Archant

Lamb biryani
My wonderful friend Asma Khan is the Queen of Biryani and nobody has a more delicate and expert hand than she does when it comes to making the best and most authentic. Asma very kindly shared some of her biryani wisdom with me, from which I am delighted to share a simplified version of this hugely popular dish with you.
Lamb biryani recipe
 

Butterflied leg of lamb with pomegranate salsa

Butterflied leg of lamb with pomegranate salsa - Credit: Chris Kirkham

Butterflied leg of lamb with pomegranate salsa
This recipe for a deboned leg of lamb means you’ll have lunch or dinner on the table in no time at all. The tangy sauce adds a little extra something to what essentially is a familiar and popular family favourite reintroduced to you with my humble Persian twist, which I very much hope you enjoy.
Butterflied leg of lamb with pomegranate salsa recipe

Lamb Cumin Coriander Chilli Kebabs

Sociable summer food - Sabrina's lamb, cumin, coriander chilli kebabs - Credit: Kris Kirkham

Lamb, cumin, coriander and chilli kebabs
My local Pakistani restaurant has always made the most insanely delicious lamb kebabs, and while this recipe is very different, it is inspired by their fiery and aromatic creation, and I have simplified it to suit home cooking using a griddle pan on the hob. These are a delicious delight and perfect with a little cooling yogurt on the side.
Lamb, cumin, coriander and chilli kebabs recipe

Stuffed Aubergines with Lamb, Garlic & Tomatoes Karniyarik

Stuffed Aubergines with Lamb, Garlic & Tomatoes Karniyarik - Credit: Kris Kirkham

Stuffed Aubergines with Lamb, Garlic & Tomatoes Karniyarik
This Turkish dish is known as karniyarik, literally meaning ‘bellystuffed’, which is exactly what it is – halved aubergines stuffed with minced meat, garlic and tomatoes. I serve an aubergine half to each of my diners at my Turkish supper clubs and they love it …
Stuffed Aubergines with Lamb, Garlic & Tomatoes Karniyarik recipe

For more inspiration from Sabrina go to her website at www.sabrinaghayour.com or follow her in Instagram @sabrinaghayour