What herbs go with lamb?
22 March 2017 | Schwartz
Whether it's basted, braised, boiled or baked, there's nothing better than a perfectly herbed piece of lamb. If you've never cooked with herbs before, or just want a brand new flavour combo to try, simply choose your favourite from the list below and cook up a feast with one of our fantastic recipes. From classic mint to beautiful blends, here's what herbs go with lamb.
Versatile mixed herbs
If you're just starting out on your flavour journey, or you simply like the convenience, we recommend a hearty shake of our mixed herb Lamb Seasoning. The expertly blended mix of mint, garlic and rosemary adds just the right balance of flavours to any lamb dish. We love this Lamb Souvlaki with Greek Salad and Tzatziki - it's just as delicious as the original street food, but with all the convenience of a midweek meal.
Wonderfully earthy coriander is a key ingredient in many curries, giving an aromatic punch of flavour to Middle Eastern-style dishes. Lamb is the perfect robust meat to stand up to the hefty spice, creating a bold and playful flavour combination. Turn your Sunday leftovers into a hearty bowl of sunshine with this Leftover Lamb Rogan Josh, served up with a generous side of sweet pilau rice.
The perfectly fresh and fragrant taste of oregano is the go-to for many Mediterranean dishes. A great match for the vibrant cuisine of springtime treats, oregano and lamb is a pairing from heaven. Try adding a dash to your next bolognese or lamb stew for a floral kick, or break up the sticky-sweet richness of this beautiful Spicy Barbecued Lamb with a generous helping of the distinctive herb.
Rosemary adds a smoky, flavourful boost to a wonderful lamb seasoning, bringing out the varied layers of flavours in rich marinades. Thoroughly infusing slow-roasted lamb with a peppery aroma, rosemary brings spring dishes deliciously to life. For an inspired take on a classic, try a Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb - it's a true Sunday lunch showstopper.
Of course, what list would be complete without the classic combination? Whether it's in a sauce, herb crust or simply tossed over after cooking, mint is the soulmate of beautifully roasted lamb. Our mint is picked and dried on the same day to preserve its beautiful fresh flavour, making it perfect for these Minty Lamb and Redcurrant Chops.