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Lamb with Spices


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  • 4-5lbs lamb shoulder
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 cup (or more depending on taste) plain yogurt


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 230mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 ° F.

-Coat the lamb with lemon juice and pepper.
-Put olive oil in bottom of a large cast iron pot, then add lamb and surrounded garlic.
-Bake 50 minutes in the oven uncovered until the garlic is tender. Add a little water once or twice during cooking.

Step 2

-Take the pulp from the cloves of garlic, spread over the entire surface of the lamb
-Mix all the spices and sprinkle the powder on the lamb. Add the other spices in the baking dish (not powder!)

Step 3

Continue to cook the lamb, always uncovered, 50 minutes longer, basting every 15 minutes with pan juices. Add a little water if it lacks the juice. Remove the lamb from the dish.
-Put the dish on a burner, heat and deglaze with a cup of hot water. Put on high heat until water evaporates and the sauce becomes fairly thick . Turn off the heat, remove the spices, add yogurt and stir. Salt and pepper

Step 4

Transfer the sauce into a large bowl, put the lamb back in the casserole dish, cover and put in oven at 300 ° F for 2 hours. Deglaze the bottom of the dish with a little water, 2 to 3 times during cooking, and try the operation again after cooking. The meat should be browned and toasted

Step 5

Cut the meat into small pieces, and divide it into the serving plates.

Step 6

Serve with white rice. Pour the sauce over the meat and rice. A delicious treat!

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