Moroccan Yogurt Crusted Lamb

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Moroccan Yogurt Crusted Lamb
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Recipe type: Lamb
Cuisine: Moroccan / Middle Eastern
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Serves: 4-6
 
This roasted Moroccan Yogurt Crusted Lamb is something you will remember. Tender, succulent deboned leg of lamb in s crust of spiced lemon yogurt results in a flavor explosion second to none!
Ingredients
  • 1½ Kg / 3⅓lb Deboned leg of lamb
  • 4 Large cloves garlic, quartered along their length
For the spiced yogurt
  • 2 Tsp Ground sweet paprika
  • 2 Tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 Tsp Ground turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Ground coriander
  • 1 Tsp Ground black pepper
  • ½ Tsp Ground cardamom
  • ½ Tsp Saffron threads
  • 2 Tbs Grated lemon zest
  • 2 Cups / 500ml Plain yogurt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180c / 350f / Gas mark 4
  2. Place all of the spiced yogurt ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until well combined
  3. Make 16 incisions into the lamb, 4cm deep, at equal intervals and press one of the garlic pieces into each incision
  4. Place the lamb on a rack in a roasting pan. Spoon the spiced yogurt over the lamb evenly, making sure the sides are coated as well.
  5. Roast the lamb uncovered for 75 minutes. Remove it from oven and cover the pan loosely with foil. Allow it to rest for 30 minutes
  6. Slice the lamb thinly and serve with the accompaniments of your choice

 

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