How to make it

  • Combine the oil with the cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, pepper and saffron.
  • Rub the entire roast well with this mixture and chill, covered, overnight.
  • Next day, take the roast out of the oven and let it sit 1 hour before proceeding.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°.
  • Place the roast with its spices and the chopped onion into a deep casserole and roast, open, 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the honey. After 25 minutes, drizzle the roast with the honey and add raisins to casserole.
  • Reduce heat to 300° and continue roasting another 45-50 minutes.
  • Remove roast and let stand in a warm place, covered, while making the sauce.
  • Deglaze the pan with the hot water, stirring up all browned bits and reducing on high heat for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Pureé the sauce with a hand mixer or in a blender; don't allow to cool.
  • Slice the lamb, arrange on a platter and drizzle with the sauce.
  • Serve with couscous or almond rice.

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    " It was excellent "
    merlin ate it and said...
    Sounds absolutely wonderful.
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  • jimrug1 15 years ago
    Hmmmmmm This sounds fabulous. I love the flavor combo...
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