Oven Baked Lamb With Eggplant, Peppers & Spices

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Delicious middle eastern flavours, and easy to make in much larger quantities - most I have fed with it is 40 :) The recipe is from Cuisine magazine (www.cuisine.co.nz)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place oil in a pan with all of the spices and tomato paste, and heat for 2-3 minutes until an aroma starts to develop.
  2. Place the meat in a casserole or oven-proof dish and pour over the hot spice mixture. Work through the meat.
  3. Mix in all the other ingredients aside from the fresh herbs and lemon zest.
  4. Cover tightly and bake for 2 hours at 150°C until lamb is meltingly tender.
  5. Just before serving mix through lemon zest and chopped herbs. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  6. Recipe easily doubles (trebles!) – cook in a covered roasting dish.
  7. Substitute beef for the lamb and add other vegetables such as zucchini, mixed peppers or okra.
  8. The Vegetarian Variation: Use a cup or two of cooked chickpeas instead of the meat along with your choice of vegies (but think mediterranean).
Most Helpful

We had a gathering at our house and my husband was making lamb. I don't like lamb. I decided I wanted to make some kind of eggplant to go with it and found this recipe. I made it pretty much as written except for the lamb!
It was a big hit - everyone loved it.

thejonesgal April 03, 2012

Tks for this receipe. I did tonight and follow-up completely, and what I can say, the taste is terrific.
Just one more small tip like to share, we have small oven, and max heat temp. is 250oc, so I baked for 1 hour.

judyhu112 March 27, 2011