Barbecued Lamb Moroccan Style Recipe

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This is a traditional northern african recipe called Mechouie. It's normally done with a whole lamb, but I BBQ a boneless leg of lamb butterflied

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Servings: 8


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  1. Preheat grill to medium high
  2. Add salt and pepper to butterflied lamb
  3. Combine butter, garlic mint, coriander, paprika and cumin in food processor or blender (can be done in advance)
  4. Spread 1/3 of butter mix over inside of lamb
  5. Add 1 Tbsp to outside of lamb.
  6. Arrange lamb outer side down on grill, turning with tongs, 15-20 minutes per side. If it starts to burn, move to a cooler part of the grill or turn heat down. Spread remaining butter mix over top 3-4 times.
  7. Prepare the sauce by melting butter in a small saucepan on medium. Add onion and garlic and saute 5 min till golden. Add vinegar or lemon and mint and bring to a boil, then stir in chicken broth. When boiling, reduce the head to med-low and simmer about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and taste for seasoning, adding salt or lemon juice as needed.
  8. Transfer lamb to a cutting board and let stand for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with the sauce and tiny bowls of kosher salt and cumin for seasoning at the table.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 99g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 155  
Calories from Fat 141 91%
Total Fat 16.01g 20%
Saturated Fat 10.06g 40%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Potassium 96mg 3%
Total Carbs 2.81g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 0.73g 0%
Protein 1.13g 2%



  • Nancy Miyasaki
    June 16, 2008
    This was really delicious!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Amos Miller
      March 9, 2011
      John - this is both an excellent dish and an excellent recipe. Very well done! - best regards - Amos
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
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      • John Spottiswood
        March 11, 2011
        Thanks for the positive feedback, Amos. I love this one!

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