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I don't think Ginger goes with Lamb

Leg of Lamb

I splashed out and bought a leg of lamb for the middle of the week. It's a LLLOOOONNNNGGG time since we had lamb, it's very expensive but I just fancied some. (No, I am too old to be pregnant emoticon :grin: ) I roasted it and we all enjoyed it but to get the most from it, I put the bones in the crockpot and made bone broth by cooking them for over 24 hours with a spoonful of apple cider vinegar.

Lamb and Lentil Soup

My usual soup for bone broth in the summer is carrot soup but we had already had that this week so I thought I would make lentil soup, as I had just acquired a large bag of red lentils, which cook very quickly. I adapted my carrot soup recipe by substituting lentils for carrots. That means I fried garlic, ginger and onion gently, added the strained stock and some washed red lentils and cooked for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the lentils were soft. I let it cool and then put it through the blender to make a broth. I had some left over cooked potatoes and added those too. Once it was blended, I added the left over last bits of lamb and also fried up some sliced mushrooms in butter and added those, so it had texture and wasn't just a bland colour. (I usually add turmeric to the carrot soup but I thought that might make the lentil soup look a bit - well - it's hard to describe - I wouldn't have a problem saying it but some people are very fussy about what they read, especially if they are eating!)


We are not used to eating lamb often, and lamb stock can have a flavour of its own. I think I taste the ginger in it. I love ginger but I am not sure the lamb does.

Any thoughts?

I am quite prepared to eat the broth, it's fresh and nutritious. I am not sure whether my husband will eat it though. He likes roast lamb but he doesn't like minced lamb in anything. Would you have added ginger? Have you ever used ginger with lamb?


My husband looked at the colour (white) and didn't like that. He took one taste and said he didn't want any more. My granddaughter ate it, my son hasn't tried it yet. I ate my share. But I don't think this will be going into my recipe book! emoticon :sad:


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markgraham wrote on September 3, 2015, 6:55 PM

I think that this sounded kind of good, but I am a person that would try anything within reason.

VinceSummers wrote on September 3, 2015, 7:38 PM

Lamb is great just by itself. I would not add ginger. I certainly would not employ mint jelly. It's scrumptious on its own.

lexiconlover wrote on September 3, 2015, 8:21 PM

I think once in Nashville a friend of mine made a ginger based sauce for lamb. It's been awhile though. Actually now that I think of it, it's been quite awhile since I've had lamb period.

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 3, 2015, 10:03 PM

I cant be of any help as I never eat lamb at all. But I would be willing to try your soup anyways as that is the only thing that I dont eat

Hollyhocks100 wrote on September 4, 2015, 2:53 AM

Indian cooking mixes lamb with ginger, so why not.

MegL wrote on September 4, 2015, 2:58 AM

Ah! Thank you. That helps. I tried it this morning and all the flavours have mixed now.

CalmGemini wrote on September 4, 2015, 11:39 AM

We always use ginger with lamb ,and it goes well with it.Of course all of us have different tastes.

MegL wrote on September 4, 2015, 12:57 PM

Yes, and the broth wasn't to my husband's taste at all! emoticon :grin:

HappyLady wrote on September 5, 2015, 3:18 PM

I just cannot get round ginger and lamb in the same taste, but I hate anything ginger anyway. I do like rosemary with lamb. Now that goes. Annoying when it is so expensive to have any part of it rejected. I bought it when I had a friend round who specifically asked for it remembering a dish she had at my house years ago. I was shocked at the price of it and could only afford to get it frozen at Iceland.

MegL wrote on September 5, 2015, 4:09 PM

Yes, it's very expensive these days. As a child, I remember it was my mother's meat of choice for Sunday dinner and I don'tthink that it could have been as expensive, comparatively speaking in those days.

chrisandmark wrote on September 6, 2015, 4:34 PM

I don't really like anything with lamb, even mint overpowers the deliciousness of the meat emoticon :smile: