6 recipes that will transform your roast lamb leftovers

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6 recipes that will transform your roast lamb leftovers

Sunday’s herb-marinaded roast lamb leftovers will never be the same with Clem Pedro’s ingenious ideas – from build-your-own tacos and ragù, to crispy slices straight out of the air-fryer

South Africans and lamb go together like fish and chips. Whether it’s a braai, a family gathering or festive table, lamb will always be present – but none of the cuts is more showstopping than the leg. Here are a few of my favourite ways to turn leftovers into dishes as heroic as the prime cut.

1. Lamb bone ramen

This is a great way to use every bit of your leg of lamb. Respect the whole animal!

Lamb bone ramen

Find the recipe for lamb bone ramen here.

2. Lamb banh mi

Traditionally, liver spread is used for this Vietnamese sandwich, but since lamb and anchovies are a flavour match, I’ve given this a South African twist by using smoked snoek pâté instead.

Lamb Banh Mi

Find the recipe for lamb banh mi here. 

Want more sandwich inspo? Check out our sandwich recipe collection 

3. Lamb tacos

Tacos are a fun way to get the family involved with dinner by letting them build their own. Plus, they’re the perfect vehicle for leftovers.

Lamb tacos

Find the recipe for lamb tacos here.

4. Air-fryer crumbed lamb

The lamb can be coated in the crust well in advance. It crisps in 15 minutes when using the air-fryer, making this dish a perfect midweek dinner.

crumbed lamb

Find the recipe for air-fryer crumbed lamb here. 

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5. Lamb ragù with gnocchi

Adding olives to the ragù gives the dish depth, amplifying the meaty flavour and helping a little lamb go a long way.

Lamb ragù with gnocchi

Find the recipe for lamb ragù with gnocchi here.

6. Shepherd’s pie

This pie, topped with pastry rather than mash, can be assembled and frozen. When it’s time to bake it, simply remove it from the freezer and allow to thaw before placing in a hot oven.

Shepherd’s pie

Find the recipe for Shepherd’s pie here. 

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Clement Pedro Article by: Clement Pedro

Clement Pedro strikes a balance between rib-sticking fare you can really get stuck into and experimental recipes that take accessible ingredients to next-level status. Clem can do pretty much anything – and so can you with his recipes.

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