Spicy Leg of Lamb
This recipe is for Christmas Day and I know lots of you have Turkey but not in our household!!!
We always have a spicy leg of lamb and the trimmings for xmas lunch, yes that means I’m in the kitchen on xmas day, whilst everyone else is enjoying themselves.
Prep time: 30 mins – overnight
Cooking time: 2 hours
- 2.2 kgs leg of lamb
For the Marinade
- 2 tbsp of oil
- 5 tbsp lemon juice
- 6 garlic cloves crushed
- 15g fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp Cumin Powder
- ½ tsp Chilli Powder
- 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tbsp Garam Masala
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp of water
For the honey rub
- 100g blanched almonds
- 100ml greek yoghurt
- 1 ½ tbsp honey
- Blend together all the ingredients for the marinade in a blender or food processor.
- Make deep regular cuts all over the flesh of the leg of lamb with a short sharp knife.
- Rub in the marinade making sure you get into the deep cuts.
- Place the lamb in a plastic food bag with the marinade overnight in the fridge.
- For the honey rub, I usually make this in the morning.
- Blend together 70g of the almonds, the yoghurt and half the honey in a blender or food processor.
- Take the lamb out of the fridge and remove from the plastic bag. Rub the honey blend onto the lamb and ideally leave for another two hours in the fridge.
- Remove the lamb from the fridge and bring to room temperature before cooking.
- Preheat the oven to 225c/gas mark 7 and place the lamb on a rack with a roasting tray underneath. Cook for 15 minutes and then lower the heat to 180c/ gas mark 4 and cook for another 1hr and 40 minutes or until the meat juices run fairly pink when pierced, basting every 20 – 30 minutes.
- Scatter the remaining almonds and drizzle the remaining honey and roast for another 10 minutes.
- Check if the meat is cooked using a meat thermometer, the temperature should be 130-150c. The higher the temperature the more well-cooked the meat will be.
- Remove the lamb from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
- Serve the roasted potatoes, veg, Yorkshire puddings and gravy.
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