How to roast suckling lamb


Do you have guests at home and want to surprise them with a tasty dish? The meat of baked lamb It will be a great option for all diners to suck their fingers and congratulate you on your recipe. In many houses this traditional recipe is prepared at Christmas, although the truth is that you can prepare it any day of the year, so in we want to explain step by step How to roast suckling lamb.

More than 2 hours Medium difficulty Ingredients:
  • 2 quarters of suckling lamb (for 4 people)
  • Pork butter or olive oil
  • Salt
  • Water
You will need to:
  • Crockpot
  • Oven
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Before beginning to explain the recipe for preparing baked lamb, it is important to know the difference between the lambs or lambs and the rest of the lamb meat. And this term comes from the classification of lamb meat according to age of the animal:

  • Lamb or suckling lamb, has a maximum age of one month and a half.
  • Receptive lamb, animals that have not yet grazed but have been fed with feed, should not exceed 4 months of age.
  • Passover or grass lamb is the one that oscillates between the 4 months and the year.
  • Ovino mayor refers to animals that exceed the year.

In this way, the meat of the lamb or lamb will always be much more tender than that of other animals and it is very tasty to prepare it in the oven. We recommend that when you go to buy the meat, ask the butcher to give it to you mark for the oven, that is, make some cuts without breaking it so that the meat can be roasted more easily.


When preparing the suckling lamb, you must spread it with lard Or, in case you don't have it or don't like it, olive oil. The objective of this step is to ensure that, on the one hand, the meat is more juicy and, on the other hand, that a kind of crust forms around the meat of lamb.

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Next, you must salt the meat and place the lamb in a clay pot -or a baking sheet if you have nothing else- along with two glasses of water. You can also add some aromatic herb such as thyme or rosemary, as well as prepare a mince with garlic, parsley, etc. but the beef is tasty enough to add dressings.


With the oven preheated to 150 ° C, you must introduce the pan or tray with the lamb and let it cook for at least 45 minutes on one side and, after turning, 45 more on the other side so that It looks very golden. If you see that the water has evaporated completely, you should add more to ensure steam during baking and avoid that the meat could become excessively dry. Depending on the size of the piece, it is possible that the roasting time increases, so you must control it yourself.

And ... bon appetit!

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