Place lamb in roasting pan on a rack. In the past, I’ve reserved lamb for special occasions — for Easter or the occasional Mediterranean-inspired meal. Ground lamb recipes are a delicious way to mix up weeknight dinners, like in this Mediterranean Ground Lamb Pasta dish, made in one pot in under an hour! But maybe now, with grocery stores depleted of more popular proteins, we might all find ourselves serving lamb a little more often.Yes, make a leg of lamb for Easter, but also pick up some lamb chops or ground lamb the next time you make a run to the supermarket. Pappardelle, those egg-rich, wide ribbons, are my favourite here, but do choose any pasta you want. Remember lamb will … You may want to check it early to ensure not to overcook. cut into about 2" (5cm) square pieces. Roast lamb for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until temperature reaches 140 degrees when thermometer is inserted for medium rare, or longer if you like it more well done. ‘Ragout’ is French, ‘ragù’ Italian, and this meat sauce is certainly inspired by the Sicilian combination of sweet lamb, dried wild mint and crushed chilli flakes, though I’ve added an Anglo note with a little redcurrant jelly. 1.125 lb Braising protein (1#2oz or 500 g) lamb, pork, beef, boar, venison, moose or even rabbit or game birds.