Tandoori Barbecued Leg of Lamb Recipe | Abel & Cole

Tandoori Barbecued Leg of Lamb

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Serves4 people
Tandoori Barbecued Leg of Lamb

Organic spring lamb is rubbed in a mildly spiced yogurt marinade then grilled till succulent and golden brown, making it an ideal centrepiece for a flavoursome seasonal spread.

Ingredients

  • 800g av. leg of lamb, boned and rolled
  • 1 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon
  • A handful of coriander
  • 150g yogurt
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 30-40 mins

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Method

1. Sprinkle 1 tbsp curry powder into a bowl. Peel and finely chop or grate the garlic. Grate the zest from the lemon. Finely chop the coriander stalks (save the leaves for later). Stir all 3 ingredients into the bowl with the curry powder, along with half the yogurt and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
2. Completely unwrap the lamb and cut away the string. Unroll the meat and, using a sharp knife, make incisions lengthways into any thicker parts of the meat to even it out as much as possible. It should be about 5-6cm thick when finished. Pop the meat in a large roasting tin.
3. Pour the marinade over the lamb and rub well to make sure it is fully coated. Set aside for 30 mins to come to room temperature. From this point, continue using one of the following options.
4. Cooking indoors: Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Set a large, heavy frying pan on a high heat and add 1 tbsp olive oil.
5. When the pan is smoking hot, add the lamb. Fry for 2 mins on each side, till well coloured. Pop the lamb back in the roasting tin and slide into the oven. Cook for 25-30 mins for medium-rare, or another 10 mins for medium.
6. Set the cooked lamb to one side and let it rest for 20 mins before carving. Slice and serve on a platter with the remaining yogurt, the coriander leaves and wedges of the zested lemon.
7. Cooking outdoors: Light your barbecue and bring to a medium-high temperature. Add the lamb and cook over the hot coals for 2 mins on each side, till well browned. Use tongs to transfer the meat to a cooler part of the grill and cover with a lid. Continue to cook, turning occasionally, for 25 mins for medium-rare, or another 10 mins for medium.
8. Set the cooked lamb to one side to rest for 20 mins before carving. Slice and serve on a platter with the remaining yogurt, the coriander leaves and wedges of lemon.
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