An easy delicious dish of lamb meatballs with tzatziki sauce that is the perfect way to get more lamb in your diet.
Easy Lamb Meatball Recipe
This Greek lamb meatball recipe is my version of a deconstructed gyro. All of the required elements are present; they are just not wrapped up in the pita bread. But let me tell you, it tastes just as good, and can be served like this for a more formal meal. If you prefer to cook and shave your meat in a more traditional gyro fashion, you could try using a rotisserie cooker to roast the lamb.
Lamb as Meat
Lamb is by far the most over-looked red meat on the North American market. Too many people are intimidated by the idea of cooking lamb. But it is very easy to make and has a very distinctive taste, making it a delicious alternative to beef or chicken. Growing up in the United Kingdom, a nice roast leg of lamb was our traditional holiday dinner, not turkey. Lamb is an excellent source of protein and nutrients. Another plus is the relatively low calorie count of lamb, with a 3 ounce serving clocking in at a mere 160 calories with 23 grams of protein. Lamb is an excellent source of iron and healthy omega-3 fats. As with all meats, opt for organic, grass-fed lamb to ensure you are getting the best quality of lamb meat. As with most things in life, there is a down side to eating lamb – it contains significant amounts of cholesterol. However, most of a lamb’s fat is on the outside, so it is possible to trim it to a minimum. But, as with most things, we suggest enjoying this meat in moderation.
Quote of the dish:
“I know the crew so well, so I forget I’m being filmed. It’s like cooking with a friend in the kitchen – you’re talking, as you do, and maybe you’re telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops – it’s more natural, more honest.” – Nigella Lawson