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Slow Roasted BBQ Lamb Shoulder

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

5 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Cherry

Inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, this slow-roasted lamb dish is paired with a tart and flavorful yogurt sauce, harissa hot sauce, and grilled flat bread. Time to dig in.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

Harissa sauce

  • 1/4 Teaspoon caraway seeds

  • 1/4 Teaspoon coriander seeds

  • 1/4 Teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 2 Ounce dried ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded

  • 2 Tablespoon water

  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 Clove garlic

  • 2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 Teaspoon dried mint leaves

main

  • 3 Pound bone-in lamb shoulder

  • naan bread, for serving

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Greek yogurt

  • 1/4 Cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 Clove garlic, mashed to a paste

  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

Steps

  • 1

    In a spice grinder, finely grind the caraway, coriander and cumin seeds.

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 Teaspoon caraway seeds

    • 1/4 Teaspoon coriander seeds

    • 1/4 Teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 2

    In a microwave-safe bowl, cover the ancho chiles with water and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Let cool slightly, then transfer soft chiles and 2 tablespoons of water to a blender.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Ounce dried ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded

    • 2 Tablespoon water

  • 3

    Add the ground spices, paprika, lemon juice, garlic cloves, olive oil, salt and dried mint leaves. Puree the harissa sauce until smooth.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika

    • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

    • 2 Clove garlic

    • 2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

    • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt

    • 1 Teaspoon dried mint leaves

  • 4

    Set lamb in a medium roast pan and rub 1/2 cup of the harissa sauce all over the meat. Let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours.

    Ingredients

    • 3 Pound bone-in lamb shoulder

  • 5

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 325℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill325 ˚F

  • 6

    Add 1/2 cup of water to roasting pan and cover the pan loosely with foil. Cook the lamb for 2-1/2 hours, adding water to the pan a few times. Remove foil and cook for about 2-1/2 hours longer, until the lamb is brown and tender, occasionally spooning pan juices on top. Let stand for 20 minutes after removing from the Traeger.

    Grill350 ˚F

  • 7

    Meanwhile in a small bowl, combine the yogurt with cilantro, mashed garlic clove and olive oil.

    Grill350 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 Cup Greek yogurt

    • 1/4 Cup chopped cilantro

    • 1 Clove garlic, mashed to a paste

    • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 8

    Using a fork, pull the lamb off the bone in large chunks. Using your fingers, pull the lamb into smaller shreds and serve with the yogurt sauce, naan bread and the remaining harissa sauce. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • As Needed naan bread, for serving

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