15 Lamb Dishes to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Merguez-Spiced Colorado Lamb Photo © Christina Holmes
By F&W Editors Posted February 19, 2015

From delicious wontons to quick pasta dishes, here are 15 amazing lamb dishes to celebrate the Year of the Sheep.

From delicious wontons to quick pasta dishes, here are 15 amazing lamb dishes to celebrate the Year of the Sheep.

1. Lamb Wontons with Salmon Roe and Dill
Danny Bowien's incredible wontons get a fun Scandinavian twist thanks to the yogurt, salmon roe and dill garnish.

2. Chinese Black Bean and Brandy Lamb Kebabs
Adding brandy to the marinade gives these quick kebabs their fantastic flavor.

3. Sichuan Racks of Lamb with Cumin and Chile Peppers
These delicious roasted racks of lamb are brushed with soy sauce and crusted in a flavorful spice mix of Sichuan peppercorns, cumin and star anise.

4. Herbed Lamb Meatballs with Rich Tomato Sauce and Ricotta
An anchovy-spiked tomato sauce tops these fantastic meatballs.

5. Stir-Fried Peking Lamb with Peppers and Green Beans
This quick, easy stir-fry is perfect for a crowd.

6. Cumin Lamb Noodles with Eggplant
Greek flavors star in this healthy lamb ragù.

7. Merguez-Spiced Colorado Lamb
These fast, juicy lamb chops are served with a delicious garlic-and-sherry pan sauce.

8. Braised Lamb Neck with Turnip
Tender lamb neck stars in this hearty stew.

9. Cumin-and-Coriander Grilled Lamb Ribs
"Lamb ribs are the most inexpensive and unsung parts of the lamb," says chef Tom Mylan.

10. Roast Leg of Lamb with Hemp Seed Pesto
Miami chef Michael Schwartz's terrific lamb is glazed with Greek yogurt and served with a healthy, hemp seed-based pesto.

11. Grilled Lamb Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette
Sang Yoon's beautiful salad features slices of cumin-spiced lamb.

12. Rosemary-Garlic Lamb Chops with Pimentón and Mint
Smoky pimentón de la Vera adds fantastic heat to Nancy Silverton's grilled lamb chops.

13. Pappardelle with Lamb Ragù
Store-bought pappardelle, ground lamb and chicken stock make quick work of Andrew Carmellini's excellent pasta dish.

14. Lamb Burgers with Green Harissa
Anaheim and serrano chiles add bright flavor to these fast burgers.

15. Garlic-Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb
Four ingredients (plus salt and pepper) are all you need for this gorgeous centerpiece roast.

Related: More Amazing Lamb Recipes
25 Incredible Grilled Lamb Dishes
11 Fast Lamb Chops

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