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Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Lavender
Sweet-and-sour shallot jam made from dates, honey and apple cider vinegar accompanies this fantastic roast.
| Credit: © Paul Costello

A traditional Passover Seder plate includes plate includes a shank bone, which symbolizes the sacrificial lamb that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem. While it's appropriate to serve lamb for Passover, rules govern the preparation and are subject to various interpretations. But if you're serving a reform meal (or just looking for an excuse to have lamb for dinner), here are nine terrific lamb recipes to try for Passover.

1. Passover Lamb with Pickled Cherries

Passover Lamb with Pickled Cherries
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F&W chef in residence Andrew Zimmern dresses simple roast leg of lamb with a tangy, bright side of pickled cherries.

2. Zinfandel-Braised Lamb Chops with Dried Fruit

Zinfandel-Braised Lamb Chops with Dried Fruit
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A jammy Zinfandel and dried fruit lend a ton of flavor to lamb-shoulder chops.

3. Mustard-Crusted Lamb

Mustard-Crusted Lamb
A traditional Passover Seder plate includes a shank bone, which symbolizes the sacrificial lamb that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem. While it's appropriate to serve lamb for Passover, interpretations of the rules for preparation vary. But if you're serving a reform meal (or just looking for an excuse to have lamb for dinner), here are eight terrific lamb recipes to try for Passover.
| Credit: © Tina Rupp

Star chef Suzanne Goin serves this delicious leg of lamb with a Meyer lemon salsa.

© Tina Rupp © Tina Rupp

Star chef Suzanne Goin serves this delicious leg of lamb with a Meyer lemon salsa.

4. Roasted Leg of Lamb

Roasted Leg of Lamb
This simple roast is perfect for a large Passover seder.
| Credit: © Russ Crandall

This simple roast is perfect for a large Passover seder.

5. Lamb Chops with Frizzled Herbs

Lamb Chops with Frizzled Herbs
Frying herbs like rosemary, parsley and sage for less than 45 seconds in a half inch of oil makes them ultracrispy; they are delicious with tender lamb chops.
| Credit: © Con Poulos

Frying herbs like rosemary, parsley and sage for less than 45 seconds in a half inch of oil makes them ultracrispy; they are delicious with tender lamb chops.

6. Herbed Leg of Lamb with Olive Butter and Roasted Tomatoes

Herbed Leg of Lamb with Olive Butter and Roasted Tomatoes
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Chef Dave Beran loves the meaty combination of lamb and olives.

7. Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Lavender

Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Lavender
This delicious, fragrant lamb is served with a sweet-and-sour shallot jam made from dates, honey and apple cider vinegar.
| Credit: © Paul Costello

Sweet-and-sour shallot jam made from dates, honey and apple cider vinegar accompanies this fantastic roast.

8. Garlic-Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb

Garlic-Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb. Photo © Ingalls Photography
For an easy way to prepare a rack of lamb, simply rub it with plenty of garlic, rosemary, olive oil and salt before roasting.
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Roasted rack of lamb is a brilliant centerpiece dish because it's impressive and surprisingly easy to make.