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    Moroccan Spiced Lamb

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    1 hrs 30 mins

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    Ppaperdoll's Note:

    A recipe from TV political correspondent Andrew Marr, that was on 'Full on Food' a year or so ago. Just found the print-out in my stash. Haven't made this yet, but I'm hoping to over Easter.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 220 degrees C/ 425 degrees F.
    2. 2
      In samll bowl, combine mint, apricots, dates, pine nuts, orange and lemon zests, and olive oil and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Press fruit mixture into leg cavity, tie with kitchen string to hold together. Spread harissa paste over leg and sprinkle with cumin seeds.
    4. 4
      Place leg of lamb in a roasting tin and roast in preheated oven 40 minutes per kilogram (20 minutes per pound) or until lamb is cooked to desired done-ness.
    5. 5
      Remove lamb from oven and let rest on cutting board a few minutes while you make the gravy.
    6. 6
      For gravy, put roasting tin on stove top and bring to a high heat. Stir in a teaspoon of harissa paste, (optional), a splash of red wine and enough water to bring it to a gravy-like consistency.
    7. 7
      Let gravy bubble and thicken until reduced by half.
    8. 8
      Carve lamb and serve with the gravy, bulgar wheat (kasha) aand a green salad.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 26, 2012


      Phenomenal! Harissa spiced leg of lamb with stuffing of apricots, dates, pine nuts and mint. We really enjoyed this one!

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    • on May 14, 2006


      A delicious blend of flavours and a recipe I will certainly make again. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Moroccan Spiced Lamb

    Serving Size: 1 (84 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 235.9
    Calories from Fat 132
    Total Fat 14.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 10.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 20.1 g
    Protein 4.0 g

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    leg of lamb

    oranges, zest of

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