Tuesday, 18th September 2018
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A dish for a special lunch, the spices are delicious and not hot but aromatic. A real taste of Africa.


- 1 Leg of Lamb

- 12 Cardomum Pod

- 2 tsps Coriander Seeds

- 2 tsps. Ground Cumin

- 2 tsps Paprika

- 4 Cloves Garlic

- 2 tablespoons Olive oil

You will need a pestle and mortar (or a wooden bowl and the end of a rolling pin)


Put the cardomum in the bowl and crush until all the black seeds are free of the pods. Discard the pods. Add the coriander to the bowl and crush these together until they are a coarse powder. Add the cumin and the paprika and the garlic cloves and continue bashing until you get a rough paste. Then work in the olive oil. You should have a soft spreadable paste, if it is stiff add a little water.

Set the oven to Gas 2, 150C, 300F.

Prick the lamb all over with a fork (this is to help the spices to penetrate). Rub all the paste well into the lamb. Put this into a roasting tin and cover with a dome of tin foil. (Try not to have the tin foil touching as the spices can eat through it)

Cook for 2 hours at this temperature.

The lamb should be very soft and falling off the bone. It will carve in chunks rather than slices. The pan juices will make a delicious gravy.


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