Almond Harissa Roast Lamb


  • 4 cloves garlic, halved

  • 1 tablespoon harissa paste

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

  • 2 large brown onions, thinly sliced

  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil

  • 1⁄2 cup ground almonds

  • 2kg leg Prime Dorper Lamb


Preheat oven to 220°C.

Blend or process garlic, paste, parsley, half the onion and 1/3 cup of the oil until smooth. Transfer mixture to medium bowl and stir in ground almonds.

Make deep cuts in lamb to the bone, at 2.5cm intervals. Rub almond mixture all over lamb.

Place remaining onion in oiled large baking dish and top with lamb. Drizzle with remaining oil and season. Roast lamb, uncovered for 25 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 160°C and roast lamb for a further 1 hour or until cooked as desired. Remove lamb from oven, cover loosely with foil and stand for 20 minutes before slicing.

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