4 Delicious Lamb Recipes for a Passover Seder

From Zinfandel-Braised Lamb Chops with Dried Fruit to Garlic-Crusted Roast Leg of Lamb, these recipes would be a tasty addition to your menu.

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. Photo: © Paul Costello

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, 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 four terrific lamb recipes to try for Passover.

Note: Some of these recipes include butter, mustard, and other ingredients you may be avoiding in observation of the holiday. Substitute in pareve margarine and other kosher ingredients as desired, or omit the ingredient if applicable.

1. Zinfandel-Braised Lamb Chops with Dried Fruit

Zinfandel-Braised Lamb Chops with Dried Fruit
© Lucy Schaeffer

A jammy Zinfandel and dried fruit lend a ton of flavor to lamb-shoulder chops.

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

Herbed Leg of Lamb with Olive Butter and Roasted Tomatoes
© Con Poulos

Chef Dave Beran loves the meaty combination of lamb and olives.

3. Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Lavender

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. © Paul Costello

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

4. 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. © Ingalls Photography

Roasted rack of lamb is a brilliant centerpiece dish because it's impressive and surprisingly easy to make.

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