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Turkish Baked Lamb Leg, Ultimate Juicy Baked Lamb Recipe

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Today I am here with one of my favorites,Turkish Baked Lamb Leg. Who doesn’t love Turkey? And I love to enjoy this Turkish recipe with baked potatoes and saute veggies even more. I can give you in writing that this baked lamb leg is going to take your next Sunday roast to a whole new level! It’s ULTRA EASY and very forgiving. It does take patience, but you’ll be rewarded with tender lamb leg that can be pulled off the bone with a pinky.

Turkish style baked lamb leg with potatoes & saute vegetables

This simple instruction is all you need to make seriously tender, flavor-packed roasted leg of lamb. A few tips make all the difference, so be sure to read through and watch the video below!

Lets begin 🙂

Preparation Time: 10 min
Baking Time: 2 hrs
Servings: 6
Difficulty Level: Easy

Turkish style baked lamb leg with potatoes, saute vegetables

Ingredients & Method for Turkish Baked Lamb Leg Recipe

Ingredients

1. Lamb Leg – 2 kg
2. Salt (namak) – 2 tsp
3. Paprika – 1 tsp
4. Crushed black pepper – 1 tsp
5. Oregano – 1/2 tsp
6. Rosemary – 1/2 tsp
7. Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
8. Lemon Juice – 4 tbsp
9. Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
10. Garlic – 1 whole
11. Potatoes – 4, 5
12. Onion – 1
13. Capsicum – 1
14. Tomato – 1

Turkish style baked lamb leg with potatoes & saute veggies

Method

1. First we will marinade the lamb. For this we will dip the meat in water-vinegar mix for an hour. The acetic acid in the vinegar breaks down meat fibers, making them more tender and flavorful and removes smell.

Turkish Baked Lamb Leg, Ultimate Juicy Baked Lamb Recipe

2. Now, prick with knife or make small cuts in the meat, this is to ensure spices go deep inside. We will also insert garlic cloves in this, you will love the taste.

Turkish style baked lamb leg with potatoes & veggies

3. Now in a bowl make dry herbs mix using all the dry spices mentioned above. Rub the mix thoroughly on all sides of the lamb.

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4. Massage it well for good 2 to 3 mins. Leave half a teaspoon of the spice mix for potatoes.

Turkish Baked Lamb Leg Recipe

5. Now pour half of lemon juice on both sides, and rub it very well.

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6. Take olive oil and pour this too on both side and rub again well.

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7. Now insert slices of garlic cloves in to the holes.

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8. The real excitement begins now, transfer the lamb into a baking dish. Pour remaining oil and juice over it.

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9. Place halved potatoes around the lamb. The juice spices and lemon will give your baked potatoes a great taste.

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10. Sprinkle the remaining spice mix over the potatoes.

Turkish style baked lamb leg with potatoes

11. Cover the dish with aluminum foil to ensure steam remains inside.

Baked lamb leg with potatoes

12. Preheat the oven for 10 mins. Put the baking dish in the oven for 180 degrees for 2 hours.

baked lamb leg with potatoes & saute veggies

13. 10 minutes before we take out the lamb and potatoes out of the oven, we will saute the veggies. This will make them crunchy and fresh looking on the table. For this put butter in a frying pan.

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14. Add garlic, make it light brown. Then add capsicum, onion. Stir fry for 10 seconds, and then salt and paprika powder.

Recipe Turkish Baked Lamb Leg, Ultimate Juicy Baked Lamb

15. Now add tomatoes and onion, and stir fry for another 30 seconds.

Easy recipe Turkish Baked Lamb Leg, Ultimate Juicy Baked Lamb

16. Lamb is now ready to take out from the oven:

Best recipe Turkish Baked Lamb Leg, Ultimate Juicy Baked Lamb

17. Unwrap the aluminum foil, and sprinkle saute veggies over and around the lamb leg.

Quick recipe Turkish Baked Lamb Leg, Ultimate Juicy Baked Lamb

Your lamb leg, baked potatoes and yummy veggies are ready to rock. To be honest, I love to serve this leg of lamb and potatoes on a large platter, family-style. It may seem odd, but a bed Arabic rice (which you can make while the lamb is cooking) really brings this festive meal together.

Turkish style baked lamb leg with potatoes, saute vegetables

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