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How to cook Lamb Steaks How to cook Lamb Steaks

How to cook Lamb Steaks

Raise the steaks in the kitchen with super tasty lamb steaks. Lamb Steaks often come in at least two tasty varieties, the Lamb Leg Steak and the Lamb Shoulder Steak. While each cut is delicious in its own way, they’re each better for a certain method or style of cooking. The leaner, lamb leg steak is best pan-fried or grilled, served medium rare (yup - pink), while the lamb shoulder steak has a slightly fattier texture and better suits roasted, or pan-fried dishes.

What can you cook with lamb steaks 

  • Pan-fried dishes
  • Grilled dishes
  • Roasted dishes
  • BBQ dishes

Key stats – How to cook lamb steaks (100 g)

Method Time (total) Doneness / Internal Temp
Grilling 6 minutes Medium rare - 60° C
Grilling 8 minutes Well done - 70° C
Pan-fry 6 minutes Medium rare - 60° C
Pan-fry 8 minutes Well done - 70° C
Oven 6 minutes Medium rare - 60° C
Oven 8 minutes Well done - 70° C
BBQ 6 minutes Medium rare - 60° C
BBQ 8 minutes Well done - 70° C

How to cook lamb steaks

How to pan-fry lamb steaks

  1. Lamb steaks are easy to fry, no matter whether you’re using leg or shoulder cut. First, bring your lamb steaks to room temperature before cooking (this helps the meat cook more evenly) and season with salt and pepper, or your chosen herb/spice mix. You can use anything you like here, garlic and rosemary is a classic combo, but harissa or similar pastes you can pick  up in the supermarket work really well too.
  2. Preheat your frying pan on medium-high for 2 minutes and add your chosen oil/cooking spray (a few squirts, or 1 teaspoon of oil per lamb steak is plenty).
  3. Place your lamb steaks in the pan, making sure not to overcrowd it, and cook for 3-4 minutes before turning and cooking for a further 3-4 minutes, or until your preferred doneness.

How to grill lamb steaks

  1. Bring your lamb steaks to room temperature before cooking (this helps the meat cook more evenly) and preheat your grill to high.
  2. Season your lamb steaks – simple salt and pepper works great, but if you’re feeling adventurous then try a spice rub, or even marinade them in your chosen marinade for a few hours before.
  3. Place your lamb steaks on your grill rack and put under the grill. If your grill has several rack heights, then use the one closest to the grill itself.
  4. Cook your lamb steaks for 3-4 minutes, before removing the grill rack, turning the steaks over, and replacing under the grill for a further 3-4 minutes, or until your preferred doneness (see our cooking table above for more information).

How to roast lamb steaks

  1. Bring your lamb steaks to room temperature before cooking (this helps the meat cook more evenly) and season with salt and pepper, or your chosen herb/spice mix.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius, or 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a suitably-sized baking tray (make sure to use a tray with sides, so as to prevent any escaping fat).
  3. Transfer your seasoned lamb steaks to your baking tray and place in the oven, cooking for 10 minutes each side.
  4. Rest your lamb steaks for 5 minutes before serving.

How to barbecue Lamb Steaks

  1. Bring your lamb steaks to room temperature before cooking (this helps the meat cook more evenly) and season with salt and pepper, or your chosen herb/spice mix. When barbecuing lamb, you may also want to consider marinating the meat – garlic, thyme and olive oil works very well, as does BBQ sauce.
  2. Prepare your barbeque and ensure that your charcoal is white and at optimum cooking heat.
  3. Using tongs, transfer your seasoned or marinated lamb steaks to a medium-hot spot on the grill. Depending on the heat of your barbeque, your lamb chops should take 3-4 minutes per side to cook. If the lamb steaks are cooking too quickly or burning, move them to a cooler side of the grill.

Recipes for cooking with Lamb Steaks

Lamb with Two Mustard Sauce

Stir Fry Lamb with Sesame Seeds and Vegetables Recipe

Lamb Steaks with Pistachio and Rocket Pesto Recipe

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