Active Time
10 MIN
Total Time
3 HR 45 MIN
Serves : 8

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 425°. In a small skillet, toast the saffron over low heat just until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the saffron to a small bowl and crumble between your fingers. Add the butter, garlic, the 1 tablespoon of cumin, the coriander, turmeric and ginger and mix well.

Step 2    

Set the lamb in a large baking dish fat side up and rub all over with the spiced butter. Season with salt and roast for about
30 minutes, until the meat is golden brown. Reduce the oven temperature to 325°.

Step 3    

Add the rosé to the baking dish, cover with foil and roast for about 3 hours longer, basting occasionally, until the lamb is
falling-off-the-bone tender. Transfer to
a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. Carve and serve with harissa and cumin for dipping.

Suggested Pairing

Sicilian Nero d’Avola tends to have beautiful, exotic spice notes that make it a great match for this lamb.

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 5

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: FlorAngel

Review Body: I would include some lemon juice over the meat after it has been cooked, truly adds to the flavor..

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-26

Author Name: Jolyon Helterman

Review Body: I have made this half a dozen times. It's terrific. I pull if off the bone and serve it in a tall, narrow bowl so that the meat is stacked (and thus stays hot) and pour some of that buttery lamb fat over top so that it's all glistening and delicious. There is a Saveur harissa recipe that I like for it. 

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-24

Author Name: 711Christel

Review Body: I tried this and it's great! Been using lamb shoulder but reduced time and salt.. amazing !!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-26

Author Name: shoeman26

Review Body: Magnificent recipe! Thank you :)

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-26

Author Name: theEarthChildx

Review Body: Interesting! I add some potatoes in to it to make it even tastier! All in all such an amazing dish.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-26