Roasted tamarind lamb
( SERVES 8 )
Tangy tamarind paste is available in jars from Asian foods stores and some supermarkets.
Mango and vietnamese mint relish
|1||Mango, stoned, peeled and diced|
|3||Vietnamese mint leaves, thinly sliced, or 4 if you prefer|
|2 Tbsp||Fresh lime juice|
- Score the top of the lamb as for a ham. Combine the tamarind paste and curry powder. Rub into the lamb well. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before cooking.
- Return the meat to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
- Place the lamb on a rack in a roasting pan. Add 1 cup of water. Roast for about 1½ hours, until cooked to your preference.
- Meanwhile, combine the relish ingredients.
- Remove the meat from the oven, tent with foil and stand for 10 minutes before carving. Serve with the relish and garnish with the fennel seeds and spring onion curls.
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