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Roasted lamb, Ouzi

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Directions Edit

  1. Fry meat in 1 cup of shortening in a pot.
  2. Add salt and spices (except white pepper). Stir on medium heat until cooked.
  3. Stir in rice to cooked meat.
  4. Add water. Bring to a boil. Cover pot and cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
  5. Wipe lamb inside and out with a damp cloth. Rub cavity and outer surface with lemon wedges and white pepper.
  6. Stuff lamb with half the quantity of rice. Stitch opening.
  7. Fry with oil and butter from all sides until golden.
  8. Place aluminum foil on a big tray leaving extra on each side. Place the stuffed lamb on the foil. Pour 3 cups of water over.
  9. Truss Lamb legs with its shoulders using a firm rope. Wrap lamb generously with the foil.
  10. Place tray in high heat oven about 425 °F for 5 hours, or until tender when pierced but still moist inside (add water if foil burns).
  11. Remove lamb from oven. Open aluminum foil. Lift up slowly. Place on large serving platter.
  12. Arrange rice and meat around it. Garnish rice with pistachio nuts, almonds and pine nuts.
  13. Serve hot accompanied with yoghurt and salads.
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