Pulled lamb

Inspired by Juji Chew’s Pulled Pork and Homemade Barbecue Sauce , I set about to make my version of pulled lamb today.  I served my pulled lamb with homemade naan breadonion relish, quick barbecue sauce, and garlickly yoghurt dip.

This is a dish which you should allow yourself 2 days to prepare and cook.  No, you don’t spend 48-hours cooking.  The first step requires marinading the meat for 8-10 hours.  I did this on a Saturday afternoon at 3.30pm.  The next step involves slow-cooking the meat.  The meat is to be slow cooked for 9 to 10 hours. I popped the lamb into the oven at 11pm on Saturday night and took it out of the oven at 7am on Sunday morning.  I decided to not leave the lamb in for the 9th hour as I was getting ready for my driving lesson and was afraid I’d leave the house without switching off the oven.   The lamb was lovely after being cooked for 8 hours, but I think the 9th hour would have resulted in perfect lamb.

Here is the recipe (serves 2):


  • 1kg leg of lamb (bone on)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ground mixed allspice
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 cloves of garlic, bruised
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Place lamb in a large bowl
  2. Pierce the skin of the lamb with a knife (creating little pockets for the spice to penetrate)
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and rub onto the lamb
  4. Push bruised garlic into pockets created in step 2
  5. Rub the lamb with oil
  6. Cover the dish with clingfilm
  7. Place in the fridge to marinate for 8-10 hours
  8. Pre-heat oven at 100 degrees
  9. Place lamb in a baking tray
  10. Place baking tray in the centre shelf of the oven
  11. Leave to cook for 9 hours
  12. Once cooked, remove tray from the oven and leave lamb to cool
  13. Use a fork to shred the lamb meat
  14. Serve with condiments on freshly made naan bread



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