Slideshow: Lambs and Hams: 15 Recipes for Easter Sunday

Grilled Garlic and Mint Pesto Stuffed Leg of Lamb
Grilled Garlic and Mint Pesto Stuffed Leg of Lamb

The strong but smooth flavor of leg of lamb is front and center, with bits of caramelized roasted garlic embedded in each bite. The more mild mint pesto adds a touch of freshness and saltiness.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Garlic and Rosemary Lamb Chops with Honey Cider Glaze
Garlic and Rosemary Lamb Chops with Honey Cider Glaze

A quick marinade in olive oil, garlic, and rosemary lends complementary earthy flavors to the chops without overpowering the unique, meaty flavor of the lamb. An accompanying pan sauce made from honey and apple cider offers a subtly sweet counterpoint to the dish.

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[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

Perfect Slow-Cooked Rack of Lamb for the Grill or Stovetop
Perfect Slow-Cooked Rack of Lamb for the Grill or Stovetop

Check out The Food Lab's DIY sous-vide methodfor perfect, evenly cooked lamb from edge to center, with a beautiful, crackly, crispy, melt-in-your-mouth crust.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Lamb Steaks with Peas and Mint
Lamb Steaks with Peas and Mint

By letting the steaks (or rib chops, if you'd prefer) sit in a slick of chopped thyme and olive oil for half an hour before grilling, the thyme has a chance to really soak in and lightly char once it hits the grill. The minty puréed peas transform this into a dish that's all about spring.

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[Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin]

Skillet Lamb Chops with Harissa, Spinach and Chickpeas
Skillet Lamb Chops with Harissa, Spinach and Chickpeas

This quick-cooking recipe is made with Moroccan-style seasonings; harissa paste is stirred into the chickpea mixture for extra kick and depth.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Slow-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb with Garlic, Rosemary, and Lemon
Slow-Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb with Garlic, Rosemary, and Lemon

Slow-roasted boneless leg of lamb comes out extra tender with a crisp, well-browned crust and juicy pink meat flavored with garlic, rosemary, and lemon zest.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Maple-Glazed City Ham
Maple-Glazed City Ham

A classic maple-glazed city ham. For best results, look for a bone-in, shank-end, spiral sliced ham with no added water. Check out The Food Lab's Guide on How to Pick and Cook a Holiday Ham for more.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Balsamic-Glazed Ham With Basil English Peas
Balsamic-Glazed Ham With Basil English Peas

Bypass traditional, often cloying preparations and opt instead for an acidic and peppery balsamic, mustard, and apple jelly glaze, instead.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

Cherry Coke-Glazed Country Ham
Cherry Coke-Glazed Country Ham

Slice this Cherry Coke-glazed country ham thin for a crowd-pleasing dish that strikes the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Sous-Vide City Ham With Balsamic Brown Sugar Glaze
Sous-Vide City Ham With Balsamic Brown Sugar Glaze

Put that sous-vide machine to good use with this city ham glazed with in a quick brown sugar and balsamic vinegar gastrique, made by caramelizing some brown sugar in a saucepan, then deglazing it with balsamic vinegar and letting it reduce down.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Grill-Roasted Coke and Pineapple Glazed Ham
Grill-Roasted Coke and Pineapple Glazed Ham

Intoxicating sweet-and-savory ham flavor with meat as moist as can be, brushed with a glaze that adds a crust with depth far beyond its sugary base.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Spiced Sour Cherry-Glazed Ham With Parsley Potatoes
Spiced Sour Cherry-Glazed Ham With Parsley Potatoes

This take on ham eschews saccharine flavors in favor of savory, tangy, and just a little sweet and hot.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]