My mom has a rule when she goes out to eat: order the lamb dish. It’s not a terribly common protein in her neck of the woods, so she gets really excited whenever it’s on a menu.
We tend to think of lamb as a fancy protein – something we eat for special occasions or maybe a dinner party. But why? It’s low in fat, has TONS of flavor, and most cuts cook really quickly. I think we should all take a page from my mom’s playbook and eat more lamb!
One of the things I love about lamb is how it can stand up to big, bold flavors and seasonings. I took advantage of this to pack these little lamb sliders full of herbs (Dill! Oregano! Mint!) and spices (Paprika! Garlic! Cinnamon! Yes, cinnamon – trust me.), slather them in a salty/creamy feta and Greek yogurt sauce, and top them with crisp quick-pickled cucumber ribbons. But don’t worry, the flavor of the lamb itself never gets lost.