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    Capetown Lamb (South Africa)

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    Rita~'s Note:

    Found this at recipe cottage tweeked of course. I always serve lamb with garlic and saw this and thought how yummy does this sound! Sweet and spicy!

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    1. 1
      Using the tip of a sharp paring knife, make slits about an inch deep all over the surface of the lamb, spacing them about an inch apart.
    2. 2
      Insert a sliver each of garlic and ginger into each slit.
    3. 3
      Place the lamb in a non-reactive roasting pan and set aside while you prepare the Marinade.
    4. 4
      Combine the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, sugar, both the mustards, lemon juice, oil, garlic, ginger, scallions, red pepper flakes,coriander, and cumin seeds in a small, heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve.
    5. 5
      the sugar. Cook until thick and syrupy, about 3 minutes, stirring.
    6. 6
      frequently to prevent sticking. Remove from the heat and taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper as necessary. Let cool to.
    7. 7
      room temperature.
    8. 8
      Pour half the cooled marinade over the lamb in the roasting pan, brushing to coat on all sides. Cover and let marinate, in the.
    9. 9
      refrigerator, for 3 to 8 hours.
    10. 10
      Set up the grill for indirect grilling (check in the grilling forum about inderect heat). placing a large drip pan in the center, and preheat to medium.
    11. 11
      When ready to cook, place the lamb on the hot grate over the drip.
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      pan and brush with more glaze. Cover the grill and cook the lamb.
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      until done to taste, 2 to 2 1/2 hours; an instant-read meat.
    14. 14
      thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the leg (but not.
    15. 15
      touching the bone) will register 16Q`F for medium. Brush the leg.
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      with glaze two or three times during cooking. If using a charcoal.
    17. 17
      grill, add 10 to 12 fresh coals per side every hour.
    18. 18
      Transfer the lamb to a cutting board and brush one last time with marinade, then let stand far 10 minutes before carving. While the lamb stands, heat any remaining marinade to serve as a sauce with the lamb.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 31, 2011


      I used the marinade for some lovely lamb chops I had and then proceeded to grill the recipe in the oven. The marinade added many delightful elements to the lamb - each bite being sweet/savoury/tart/spicy. Yummy!

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    • on June 29, 2008


      Oh, this was fantastic! I made this for our lunch today & we both loved it. I had the leg of lamb boned & butterflied to speed cooking & make carving easier. Only had time to marinate for an hour. After cooking, I removed the drip tray, drained some of the fat, then put it on the stove & added the reserved marinade. This sauce was the perfect addition to the meal. Served with roast potatoes & steamed veg. Thanks Rita for sharing this keeper. Made for ZWT4

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    Nutritional Facts for Capetown Lamb (South Africa)

    Serving Size: 1 (266 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 534.6
    Calories from Fat 320
    Total Fat 35.5 g
    Saturated Fat 13.8 g
    Cholesterol 151.9 mg
    Sodium 582.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 5.4 g
    Protein 43.4 g

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