Lamb with Persian apricot glaze and pistachios

Lamb with Persian apricot glaze and pistachios

30 mins Prep · 90 mins Cook

Create a stunning centrepiece with this sweet and savoury leg of lamb dish

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 90 minutes
Serves 8
Cuisine Arabic
Diet High-protein
Preparation Moderate
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 720
Fat 48g
Saturates 23.9g
Protein 44.1g
Carbs 28.8g
Sugars 27.5g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details


Cooking Instructions

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Remove the lamb from the fridge and leave it (covered) at room temperature for an hour.


Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6.


Crush the peeled garlic into a bowl, add lemon zest and drizzle in a generous glug of oil, then mix together.


Place the lamb in a large baking tray along with halved garlic heads.


Season well with the salt and pepper and baste with the garlic-lemon mixture.


Place the lamb in the oven for 40 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.


To prepare the glaze, finely chop the rind of the preserved lemon with its pith removed and combine it with the apricot jam, honey, zest and juice of the orange, and the ras el hanout.


Generously brush the glaze over the lamb using a pastry brush and return it to the oven for another 35 minutes.


Cook the lamb for 1 hour 15 minutes (rare), or 1 hour 30 minutes (well done).


When the lamb is cooked to your liking, remove it from the oven and leave to rest for at least 15 minutes.


Carve and serve with a sprinkling of chopped and toasted pistachios.