Not sure what to do with that leftover leg of lamb from last night’s dinner? Then take a look at my leftover lamb recipes right here!
Looking for leftover leg of lamb recipes?
Leftover lamb roast in the fridge?
Perhaps I could make a leftover lamb curry recipe… A curry with leftover lamb roast sounds delicious. Or maybe a simple leftover lamb stew for dinner? Do you have more leftover lamb ideas?
Let’s make a pulled lamb sandwich for lunch to use up that cold lamb? What an excellent idea, absolutely delicious!
Leftover lamb roast in your fridge from last night’s dinner?
Here are a few excellent leftover lamb recipes for you to try out!
Easy Leftover Lamb Recipes
1) Best Pulled Lamb Sandwich & Mushy Peas
What do you think about a pulled lamb sandwich for lunch today?
Just so we can give that leftover lamb a second chance then? I already made a savory leftover lamb parmentier before (a French style leftover lamb shepherd’s pie) topped off with a creamy potato mash the other day for dinner.
But let’s go for a lamb lunch and make sandwiches this time!
Pulled Lamb Sandwich with Mushy Peas
Even with limited ingredients in your fridge or pantry you can still make delicious leftover lamb recipes.
One of my favorite sandwich toppings is crunchy stir fried onions or even freshly pan fried caramelised onions. And it is so easy to make… I bet that you even have a couple of onions in your kitchen all the time!
So caramelised onions are a lovely sandwich topping, and hotdog topping as well.
And how about the idea of mushy fresh mint and pea mash then?
Well do I really have to explain that combo?
Lamb & Peas
Lamb and minty green mushy peas…
I am sure that I do not need to say more. It just works, what more do you want me to say about it.
Just try it!
Well I can assure you that these pulled lamb sandwiches were a big hit for lunch, we loved them!
Do you have leftover lamb roast in you fridge?
Then you should also try out these sandwiches! Or how about another one of my leftover lamb recipes: my Thai lamb rice bowls.
What a great leftovers dinner!
Pulled Lamb Sandwich with Mushy Peas Recipe
Leftover lamb roast? Then how about a pulled lamb sandwich?
- 5,5 oz leftover lamb roast (155 g), shredded
- 1 medium fresh tomato sliced
- 1 small red onion sliced
- 2,5 oz frozen green peas (70 g)
- a handful fresh mint finely chopped
- 4 thick slices bread toasted
- olive oil
- garlic powder
1. Pour a little drop of olive oil in a non-stick casserole and add the sliced red onion. Season with a pinch of pepper, salt and garlic powder.
2. Place the casserole over medium-high heat and stir fry the onion for 5 minutes until it starts to soften a bit. Then take the onion off the heat and let it cool. It should still be a little crunchy but without the sharp onion taste.
3. In a small saucepan add a little drop of olive oil and the frozen peas. Season with a pinch of pepper, salt and garlic powder.
4. Place the pan over medium heat and cook the peas for 5 minutes until thawed. Then add a drop of water and cook the peas for 5 more minutes until soft and easy to mash. Add the freshly chopped mint.
5. Mash the peas. You can puree them quickly in a blender too but keep the pea mash still chunky. Check the seasoning of the pea mash and add extra pepper, salt or garlic powder to taste if necessary. Let the pea mash oil down. Then toast the bread. Top 2 slices with tomato, pea puree, the shredded lamb and the crunchy red onion. Cover with another slice of bread, secure the sandwich stack with a toothpick or a skewer and serve.
2) Lukewarm Shredded Lamb Salad with Soba Noodles
Leftover lamb roast and soy sauce?
That is the perfect match for my lukewarm shredded lamb salad with Japanese soba noodles! Another one of my delicious leftover lamb recipes.
Are you familiar with soba?
Maybe you have tasted soba noodles before?
I love them.
But what are they actually?
Japanese Soba Noodles
Soba noodles are Japanese noodles.
And they are totally different from the Japanese thick udon or even Chinese egg noodles.
Why? Because soba noodles consist of buckwheat flour, not white flour.
So what do they taste like?
Well that is kind of hard to describe. Their texture is soft and I would say grittier than egg noodles. More like wholewheat pasta.
Not sure if I express myself well enough here.
Anyway, you can find buckwheat soba noodles pretty easily nowadays.
I have seen them before in every large supermarket, in the Asian department though. Not where the usual Italian pasta is.
Japanese soba noodles are quick and easy to prepare.
They cook very fast and you can use them in lots of salads and soups. Like this lukewarm shredded lamb salad with soy sauce and sesame for instance…
Or as a side dish for fish!
Easy Lukewarm Shredded Lamb Salad with Soba Noodles
Lamb and soy sauce.
Those flavors go very well together so be generous with the soy sauce. Lamb can be very strong in flavor on itself so don’t you worry about overpowering it. I do suggest that you go for the light soy sauce, not the dark and sticky one.
Do you want to add even more flavor?
Then add a drop of toasted sesame oil as well!
Toasted Sesame Oil
I am already looking forward to the next time we have lamb for dinner.
I would prepare exactly the same salad with the leftovers again, it is so addictive!
Do you have leftover lamb in your fridge?
Then you can also make another one of my yummy leftover lamb recipes: my leftover lamb parmentier with it! It is more like a shepherd’s pie. Just in case you need something more warm and filling for dinner.
Easy Lukewarm Shredded Lamb Salad with Soba Recipe
Leftover lamb roast and soy sauce? The perfect match for my lukewarm shredded lamb salad with delicious Japanese soba noodles!
- 7 oz leftover lamb roast (200 g)
- 5,5 oz dry soba noodles (155 g)
- 1 small fresh carrot grated
- 3 green beans chopped
- a handful fresh mint and cilantro, chopped
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- garlic powder
1) Shred the lamb up finely and add it to a medium mixing bowl together with a tablespoon of soy sauce, a tablespoon of water, a pinch of garlic powder and half of the sesame seeds.
2) Stir well and then put the lamb aside (at room temperature) to marinate.
3) Prepare the soba noodles. Check the package instructions to see how. Once cooked, drain the noodles and then refresh them under cold running tap water. Let the noodles drain once more.
4) In a large non-stick frying pan or wok add the vegetable oil and the grated carrots and a pinch of garlic powder.
5) Place the pan or wok over medium-high heat until the oil is hot. Quickly stir fry the carrots in the warm oil for 3 minutes. Then remove the pan from the heat again and add the soba noodles and remaining sesame seeds.
6) Stir well and add the rest of the soy sauce, a pinch of pepper, the freshly chopped herbs and the green beans.
7) Stir well again. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper or soy sauce to taste if necessary. Divide the soba noodle salad between, plates and top with the marinated shredded lamb.
3) Easy Shredded Lamb Salad Recipe
Here is another one of my leftover lamb recipes!
My easy shredded lamb salad that is packed with the most beautiful flavors and ingredients! Crunchy raw onion, blanched green beans, green peas and a handful of fresh mint…
Well I guess that it is time for a light and fresh salad because we have an awful lot of leftover roast lamb in the fridge!
Leftover roast lamb.
That happens a lot here. We love homemade oven roast lamb. Especially for family dinners when the entire bunch comes over to visit.
And then we go the extra mile to fill that dinner table up with all sorts of dishes and stuff.
And oven roast lamb is one of those dinners that go down well here.
Preferably with lots of delicious homemade gravy from the cooking juices. And side dishes such as my warm French peas with butter lettuce, or oven roasted cherry tomatoes.
And don’t forget those bowls full of potato croquettes or homemade Belgian fries. The hubs also choses a great red wine to go with the sliced meat.
So yes, last night was one of those dinner nights.
Lots of leftovers.
Time for a light and fresh shredded salad, another one of my leftover lamb recipes.
Gosh, it is amazing how many recipes we keep on pulling out of that one single leftover roasted leg of lamb we had for dinner with a couple of friends here 2 days ago!
How about lunch for now?
Easy Shredded Lamb Salad
So here is the verdict.
Well that was a jolly good salad! Let’s add an extra fresh twist here with crunchy onion and freshly chopped mint. That starts to sounds pretty good.
Nice and easy.
Serve this leftover lamb recipes salad preferably lukewarm. Now this one is something totally different from another one of my leftover lamb recipes: my leftover lamb parmentier recipe!
Easy Shredded Lamb Salad Recipe
- 3,5 oz green beans (100 g)
- 3,5 oz frozen green peas (100 g)
- 5,5 oz leftover lamb roast (155 g), pulled
- 1 small shallot chopped
- a handful fresh mint chopped
- olive oil
1) Fill a large saucepan with water, then add a little dash of salt and place the pan over high heat. Bring it to a rolling boil. In the meantime trim and clean the green beans. Rinse them well. Add the beans to the hot water once it starts to boil.
2) Turn the heat lower and blanch the green beans for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep an eye on them, they should still be crunchy! Then immediately drain the green beans and refresh them under cold running tap water to stop the cooking process. Let them cool down. Pour a little olive oil in a large saucepan and then add the frozen peas.
3) Cook the peas for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with a little pepper and salt. Then add the fresh mint, shallots and cooled green beans (I chop them in half, makes it easier to stir the salad).
4) Stir again. Then add the shredded lamb roast.
5) Stir the salad well and cook for another 2 more minutes. Then take the pan off the heat and check the seasoning. Add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Let the salad cool a little. Transfer it onto plates and serve lukewarm.