Tender & flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb

A celebration specialty dish

by Middle Eats
Tender flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb A celebration specialty dish

Leg of lamb is on the menu in Book recipe, and we are going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

Today we’re making an extremely Tender & flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb, that’s perfect for dinner parties and celebrations. It’s marinated with an onion and pepper marinade overnight then slow-cooked to perfection. We’ll also be making the best roast vegetables to serve alongside the lamb.

  • Tender flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb A celebration specialty dish
  • Tender flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb A celebration specialty dish
  • Tender flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb A celebration specialty dish
  • Tender flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb A celebration specialty dish
  • Tender flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb A celebration specialty dish
  • Tender flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb A celebration specialty dish
  • Tender flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb A celebration specialty dish
  • Tender flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb A celebration specialty dish
  • Tender flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb A celebration specialty dish

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Tender flavorful Middle Eastern leg of lamb A celebration specialty dish
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Leg of lamb

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 100ml (3.3fl oz) water
  • 6-8 Large onions
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Black Peppercorns

Lamb Leg:

  • Lamb Leg or Shoulder Approx 2.5kg (5.5lbs)
  • 6-8 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Black Peppercorns
  • Nutmeg to grate

Roast Vegetables:

  • 500g (1.1 lb) Carrots
  • 600g (1.3 lb) Mini potatoes or dice regular potatoes
  • 500g (1.1 lb) Mini onions or shallots
  • 100ml (3.3fl oz) Deglazed lamb juices
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper

Instructions

To marinate meat:

  1. Peel your garlic and onions, and roughly chop to a size that is manageable for your food processor or blender
  2. Add all the marinade ingredients to your blender/food processor and process them into a fine paste
  3. Prepare your lamb leg by trimming excess fat where desired, don't remove all of it or the leg can dry out
  4. Make about 15-20 holes in the leg with a knife and in each one place a sliver of garlic and 1-2 peppercorns
  5. Coat the lamb in the marinade making sure it is pressed into the meat. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for 12 hours minimum

To cook the meat:

  1. Remove the meat from the fridge an hour before cooking, and remove all of the onion marinades from its surface
  2. Prepare a deep baking dish with a wire rack, or by laying in a bed of onion circles. Then place the lamb on top
  3. Grate nutmeg freshly onto both sides of the lamb leg, then cover tightly with foil
  4. Place in an oven set to 180c (350f) to bake for 3-4 hours
  5. Around the 2.5 and 3-hour marks remove and check to see doneness by pocking with a dinner knife. Once there is little resistance, remove the foil and allow it to brown
  6. Remove from the oven once you can easily poke a knife into it
  7. Allow resting for 15-30 minutes before removing any bones and carving it

To cook the roast vegetables:

  1. Peel and slice your carrots, potatoes, and onions to your desired shape/size
  2. In a blender combine the onion, salt, pepper, and some deglazed lamb juices into a fine paste
  3. Mix the paste into the vegetables and place on a baking sheet lined with foil
  4. Roast the vegetables for an hour until fully cooked and softened
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Chapters
00:00 Intro + What is a Middle Eastern leg of lamb
00:55 Making the marinade
03:05 Preparing the lamb
05:00 How to cook the lamb
06:42 Damn good roast vegetables
08:44 Reveal and plating
09:54 Outro + taste test

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