Saturday, October 30, 2010

Moroccan Lamb Roast Recipe


The Arabic Food Recipes kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Moroccan Lamb Roast  Recipe. Enjoy cooking tasty Arabic food and learn how to make Moroccan Lamb Roast.  

You can have this delicious Moroccan lamb roast ready for the oven in just 15 minutes. Slow roast the lamb, rubbed with Moroccan-style spices, to make this dinner party entree. For a great side dish, add peeled and cut-up vegetables to the roast so they will have a great roasted flavor when they are done. Pair with toasted garlic bread, and your meal will be complete.

cook time: 1 hr 45 mins
servings: 10

Ingredients

1 5-pound bone-in leg of lamb
4 to 8 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in to slivers
2 tablespoons coriander seed, crushed
2 tablespoons finely shredded lemon peel
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin seed, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, crushed
Assorted peeled and cut up vegetables, such as carrots, turnips, and sweet peppers (optional)

Directions

1. Trim excess fat from lamb. Cut several 1/2-inch-wide slits randomly into top and sides of roast. Insert garlic slivers into slits. In a small bowl stir together coriander seed, lemon peel, olive oil, cumin seed, salt, and pepper. Rub lamb surface with spice mixture. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight, if desired.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Place lamb on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast lamb for 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of the meat registers 140 degree F for medium-rare doneness. or 155 degree F for medium doneness. If desired, add assorted cut up vegetables during last 45 minutes of cooking.

3. Remove lamb from oven. Loosely cover with foil. Let stand for 10 minutes (the temperature of the meat will rise about 5 degree F during standing time). Slice and serve lamb with the roasted vegetables, if desired. Makes 10 servings.

Recipe source BHG.com

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