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Chilli Roast Lamb

A traditional roast lamb but with a kick

5 - 6

Serves

20 mins

Prep Time

4 hrs

Cook Time

Ashia Ismail-Singer

Recipe author

Ashia Ismail-Singer

This is one of the best ways to roast a leg of lamb and is perfect for a family gathering. It adds a lovely Indian twist to the traditional Western roast. You can serve this with all the roast trimmings to make it the perfect meal for a celebration.

This recipe is courtesy of Ashia Ismail-Singer. Photo by Manja Wachsmuth.

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Dairy Free

High Protein

High Iron

Ingredients

Roast lamb and chilli rub

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1.5-2kg Quality Mark lamb leg

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1 tsp salt

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2-3 garlic cloves

crushed

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1 tsp fresh ginger

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juice of 1 lemon

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4-5 Tbsp olive oil

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1 tsp ground cumin

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1 tsp chilli powder

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2 tsp paprika

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1 tsp ground coriander

To serve

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roast potato

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seasonal vegetables

Method

For the roast

1

Prick the lamb with a fork and also make small cuts all over with a sharp knife. Mix the salt, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, oil and spices and rub it all over the lamb.

2

Cover tightly and leave to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

3

Next day, bring the lamb back to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

4

Cover the lamb completely with foil, making sure there is no room for any steam to come out.

5

Place in the oven for 3.5–4 hours, until the lamb is tender and falls off the bone.

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Or you can cook for 2.5 hours and leave it uncovered for 30 minutes to brown the top.

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Serve with roast potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables.

Nutrition Information per Serving (283g)

This nutrition analysis is based on 6 serves and doesn't include the potatoes or vegetables to serve.

Energy

1832kJ (438 kcal)

Protein

54.6g

Total Fat

23.8g

Saturated Fat

5.6g

Carbs

0.9g

Dietary Fibre

0.8g

Sodium

436mg

Iron

4.2mg

Zinc

7.0mg

Vitamin B12

3.1µg