Mike Van de Elzen: 3 day marinated spring lamb

Author
Mike Van de Elzen,
Publish Date
Sun, 26 Sep 2021, 1:02PM

Mike Van de Elzen: 3 day marinated spring lamb

Author
Mike Van de Elzen,
Publish Date
Sun, 26 Sep 2021, 1:02PM

3 day marinated spring lamb (serves 6-8) 

Prep time: 15 minutes 
Cooking time: 30 minutes 

1 boned and rolled lamb shoulder, cut into long strips 
1 cup of yogurt 
2 tbsp of spice powder, I used curry powder but you can use 
Harissa powder, chipotle powder, American style rub or just some smoked salt 

Marinate the lamb in a bag pressing out all the air, this ensures all the meat is totally covered and under the influence of the acids of the yogurt. 

Once you have bagged up the lamb, pop it in the fridge and forget about it for 3 days. I might just give it a bit of a shake-up each morning but that’s it. 

After this time, skewer the meat onto either steel or bamboo skewers. Remember if your using bamboo to soak them in water for at least 10 minutes. 

Heat a BBQ or wood fired oven. 

Lightly oil the lamb skewers and place onto the BBQ, cook on a high heat until well coloured. Remember colour is flavor! 

Now comes the most important part of this recipe. ALLOW THE LAMB TO REST 

This is so important, especially as you have cooked it on the BBQ which is a extremely vigorous heat. This heat cooks the lamb so quickly that you need to give it time to rest. 

Serve the lamb with: 
Cous Cous, cooked as per packet instructions 
Greek yogurt 
Fresh coriander 
Preserved Lemons