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Filipino Roast Leg of Lamb With Sarsa

Filipino Roast Leg of Lamb With Sarsa created by Engrossed

This recipe is from Homemakers magazine's Easter edition. While lamb is not popular in the Philippines, its cousin, the goat's kid is considered a delicacy particularly in the south. It has a milder and more delicate flavour than spring lamb. Sarsa means sauce or salsa in Filipino and it is commonly served with grilled meats particularly the lechon, a suckling pig roasted in spit fire.

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  • Lamb:

  • Trim fat from lamb. Cut slits all over lamb; insert garlic slivers in each. Sprinkle all over with salt and pepper. Lay bay leaves in centre of roasting pan; place lamb on top. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of lime juice.
  • Roast in 400°F oven for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325°F Whisk together the remaining lime juice and oil; spoon over lamb. Baste with pan juices for 15 minutes until lamb reaches desired doneness, about 1 hour for medium rare or internal temperature of 150°F.
  • Sarsa:

  • In a small skillet, toast rice over medium heat until nutty brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Place in spice grinder or blender and process into fine powder. Transfer to bowl; set aside. Add oil to skillet; increase heat to medium- high. Add shallots and garlic sauté until lightly browned. Add liver; sauté until seared. Reduce heat to low; add paprika,turmeric, pepper, cayenne and cloves. Cook, stirring for 30 seconds. Add stock and bring to a boil; remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • Scrape mixture into blender; puree and transfer to saucepan. Stir in soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and 1/2 cup water; add bay leaf. Bring to a simmer; stir in the rice powder. Simmer over low heat, stirring often, until thick and smooth, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf and transfer to a bowl.
  • Carve lamb; serve with sarsa.
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"This recipe is from Homemakers magazine's Easter edition. While lamb is not popular in the Philippines, its cousin, the goat's kid is considered a delicacy particularly in the south. It has a milder and more delicate flavour than spring lamb. Sarsa means sauce or salsa in Filipino and it is commonly served with grilled meats particularly the lechon, a suckling pig roasted in spit fire."
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  1. Engrossed
    This turned out very good. The lamb wasn't much different than regular roast lamb but I love lamb any way it's made. The Sarsa was a fancy addition and wasn't as complicated as it seemed it was going to be. I had to resort to chicken livers. I didn't know how much 90 grams was so I bought 2 containers which ended up only being about 75 grams on my scale...So it's probably just over 2 lbs of liver? Anyhow the Sarsa turned out like a nice pate and was interesting with the lamb but I liked it better with rice. Also the instructions didn't say what to do with the olive oil for the lamb. I mixed it with the lime juice and poured it over the lamb. Thanks for the recipe.
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