Baharat Crusted Leg of Lamb

Baharat Crusted Leg of Lamb

This is one of my favorite recipes using baharat, Lebanon’s classic seasoning blend.  The warm flavors of the baharat complement the lamb’s taste beautifully.  Thanks to the abundant seasoning, the roasted vegetables cooked with the lamb also burst with flavor.

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Baharat seasoning has an almost magical way of accentuating the lovely flavors of this roast leg of lamb.

Living in South Africa, we are blessed with some of the world’s most exquisite lamb.  Thus, we are able to enjoy a leg of lamb quite regularly.  Nonetheless, a cooked leg of lamb feels like a treat.  It’s the sort of thing you’d like to serve for a special occasion or a Sunday supper.

Baharat Crusted Leg of Lamb |
Push the seasoning mixture generously into all the cavities.

Big family dinners inevitably involve their fair share of hustle and bustle in the kitchen — which is part of the fun.  However, if you’re like me, you don’t want the meal to be so involved that you can’t visit with your guests.

Personally, I like to prepare a roast for such occasions because the oven does most of the work.  That is why I love this recipe.  The preparation is minimal.  So, the baking time gives you an opportunity to join the party.

Baharat Crusted Leg of Lamb is elegant enough for a special occasion, yet simple to prepare.  It has the additional advantage of being equally good hot or cold.  So, it makes a welcome addition to a cold buffet.

This is one of my family’s favorite recipes for a whole roast leg of lamb.  I hope your family enjoyed yes it as much or more.  Bon appétit!




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