Dreaming of Morocco: Moroccan Spiced Rack of Lamb

High on my bucket list of travel is Morocco – so exotic and inspiring, I hope to travel there one day for sure!  For now, I will have to be happy with bringing Morocco home through the kitchen!

dinner is served!

I was thrilled when I came across JaneSpice’s Moroccan Spiced Rack of Lamb for some Moroccan inspired dinner.  With a rack of lamb defrosting in the fridge, it was time to check out the flavour rack!  The recipe calls for a lot of spices, a couple of which I don’t have, but JaneSpice suggests this is not a deal breaker!

Spice List

  • 1 tbsp mild paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground caraway seeds
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 10 saffron threads, finely broken
  • 1 tsp salt

Mix and rub into 1 rack of lamb (about 1.5 to 2 pounds)

preparing Moroccan lamb

Cook time: 20 – 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Let rest, covered, for 10 minutes, before carving.  (I know everyone’s oven cooks somewhat differently, but I found 27 minutes to be the perfect time for a medium rare rack.)

The flavours were awesome!  You could easily vary the heat with more or less of the cayenne pepper.I served with roasted potato, beets and carrots drizzled in honey and left over spice rub with a fabulous Aussie shiraz….

Australian shiraz

صحّتين (باللهجة اللبنانية). (Bon appetit!)

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