Barbecued Mechoui Lamb

"Prep time will depend on if you wish to marinate the lamb over night. Cooking time will depend on how rare you like your lamb."
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1 leg Lamb




  • Place the lamb in a non-aluminium container.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the marinade and rub over the meat.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight or let stand for 2-3 hours at room temperature.
  • Bring the lamb to room temperature, if refrigerated.
  • Heat the oven.
  • Remove the lamb from the marinade and sprinkle with salt.
  • Cook the meat until rare, remove from the oven and allow a few minutes before carving.
  • Sprinkle with a little chopped mint before serving.

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  1. Wonderful recipe! I had a very small leg of lamb, butterflied and marinated it for 4 hours. The mixture of spices is so aromatic and give an exotic flavor to the lamb. Oven time was cut to 40 minutes and it was perfect-pink inside and golden out The recipe did not specify oven temperature so I did it at 425F
  2. This is a lamb lovers delight. Spicy, flavoursome, but the lovely lamby flavour comes through. Chris said it should be part of a Moroccan meal, and I love that sort of food, but as I was pressed for time, it was still great with a simple salad and potatoes. Can't wait for summer to do this in the BBQ on the deck (beer in hand).
  3. This marinade did not do very much for me. The meat was fine, but the marinade did not add much flavour (and I marinated the meat over night). I even added more spice than what the recipe called for.


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