How to Cook Lamb: Cooking Time Guidelines

RECIPES: Roasted Lamb with Port Sauce, Herb Marinated Rack of Lamb, Rack of Lamb Marinated in Pomegranate Juice, Persian Lamb

When cooking lamb, the proper lamb cooking time and the correct cooking temperature are extremely important. The optimum flavor and tenderness of various cuts of lamb can be consistently achieved when care is taken to follow the guidelines for the recommended lamb cooking times and cooking temperatures.

Using the recommended time and temperature guidelines will ensure that the meat is cooked to the minimum safe internal temperature, which is critical in preventing food-borne illness that can be caused by undercooked food. Using an accurate meat thermometer is the best way to ensure the proper doneness of lamb.

Whether you are looking for a boneless leg of lamb cooking time or a rack of lamb cooking time, use the following chart as a cooking time and temperature guide for lamb cuts that are cooked in the oven, grilled, or are inserted into an oven bag prior to cooking.

For chart, click here: Cooking Time and Temperature Guidelines for Lamb

See also: Lamb Cooking Introduction

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