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Moroccan lamb with shiraz honey sauce recipe

Moroccan lamb with shiraz honey sauce recipe

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A delicious Moroccan-inspired rack of lamb. Ras el hanout is a traditional and complex Moroccan spice blend, and may be found in specialty shops.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 1 (7 bone) rack of lamb, trimmed and frenched
  • coarse sea salt to taste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ras el hanout
  • 250ml Shiraz wine
  • 5 tablespoons honey

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:50min

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.
  2. Season lamb with sea salt, and rub with ras el hanout. In a medium cast iron frying pan over medium high heat, sear lamb on all sides until evenly browned.
  3. Place pan with lamb in the preheated oven, and roast 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature has reached a minimum of 63 degrees C.
  4. Remove lamb from pan, reserving juices, and allow to rest 10 to 15 minutes before slicing ribs. Place pan with juices over medium heat, and stir in wine and honey. Cook until reduced by about half. Drizzle over ribs to serve.

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Reviews in English (58)

This was the first time that I used Ras el Hanout . I used 2 lamb shanks and browned the meat then slow cooked it with the wine and honey. Delicious!-21 Mar 2017

by mdelduke

This was an excellent recipe for lamb chops. There are many recipes for the ras el hanout (many that require saffron - which I don't have). I took a basic recipe and modified it with spices I had on hand. This is what I used:Ras El Hanout alla Mark3 teaspoons ground cinnamon3 teaspoons ground cumin2 teaspoons ground coriander2 teaspoons ground ginger2 teaspoons ground cardamom1 teaspoon ground allspice1 teaspoon ground cloves1 teaspoon mace1 teaspoon cayenne pepper1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon dill1 teaspoon ground black pepper1 teaspoon Kosher SaltThe cinnamon, cumin and red pepper are what are really required, everything else adds to the "complexity" of the flavor. The Shiraz honey reduction was very good (and easy to make) although it took about 20 minutes to reduce.-27 Jan 2007

by Harlan

This dish was simply outstanding. I made my own ras el hanout from (mostly) whole spices. Also, 145 degrees as an internal temperature is probably as well-done as you should cook rack of lamb. 130 degrees is medium and 145 is more like medium-well. I'd suggest just cooking to 130 or so.-12 Feb 2006


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