Moroccan Roast Leg of Lamb – #LoveLambWeek

By Naz Muhammad

Roast leg of lamb is always a treat but it’s even better when made with this simple but delicious Moroccan recipe.

  • 1 whole leg of lamb
  • 2oz olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 4 tbsp of sweet onion/mango chutney
  • 2 tbsp of chopped dates
  • 1 tbsp of crushed ginger and garlic
  • 1 heaped tsp (or more if you prefer) red chilli flakes
  • 1 level tsp of Himalayan salt
  • 1 heaped tsp of tandoori masala
  • Half a tsp of coarse black pepper
  1. Heat the oil, spices and chopped fruit in a pan until it begins to sizzle and release an aroma.
  2. Place the lamb leg in a deep roasting tray. Make slits in the lamb leg to allow the marinade to seep deep into the meat.
  3. Now spoon the mixture over making sure the front and back are coated well and leave at room temperature for an hour.
  4. Turn the leg over and rub the mixture in one more time before covering wth foil (make sure it is covered well and no steam can escape) and roasting in the oven at 200°C for an hour then turn the leg over and continue to cook for another hour before checking and turning again.
  5. It should be ready in around two and a half hours or when the meat is tender to touch and easily coming off the bone.

Naz Muhammad @fusionfooddiary is an experienced cook who has a unique skill of bringing restaurant style food to home cooking.

She has used her knowledge of international cuisines to develop a fresh take on cooking which appeals to all.

She also has the added advantage of being a trained nutritionist so is able to adapt recipes and meals to make them healthy and taste exceptionally good.

Her understanding of spice combinations and food groups gives her an edge in creating a range of delicious meals which can be included in one’s daily diet.

Furthermore, her repertoire includes dishes ranging from special occasions and large gatherings, to quick and easy weekday meals for today’s busy lifestyles.

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