Lamb with Spices
- 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
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 230mins
Cost Average budget
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.
-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!)
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
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
Cut the meat into small pieces, and divide it into the serving plates.
Serve with white rice. Pour the sauce over the meat and rice. A delicious treat!
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