Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whole lamb stuffed with chickpeas and eggs recipe


The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Whole lamb stuffed with chickpeas and eggs Recipe. Enjoy delicious & easy Middle Eastern food and learn how to make Whole lamb stuffed with chickpeas and eggs.

Ingredients

1whole lamb, about 5-6 Kg

For seasoning:-
1 cup saffron mixture ( saffron threads soaked in water)
1 teaspoon grounded black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground dry coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric
Salt
½ cup corn oil

For filling:-

2 tablespoon oil
1 chopped onion
1 cup chickpeas (cooked)
1 cup cashew and pine nuts
½ cup raisin (soaked)
2 green bell peppers (chopped)
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric
6 boiled eggs

Method

- Wash the lamb inside and out then pat dry.
- Mix the saffron water with all the spices and the oil, stir well.
- Season the lamb with the previous seasoning from outside, cover and set aside in the fridge for 3 hours.
- In a skillet heat oil, add onions, chickpeas, nuts and raisin, stir.
- Add green peppers and eggs; season mixture with salt, pepper and spices.
- Preheat oven to 180 C.
- Fill the lamb with the stuffing, cover and put into the oven until doneness (cooking time is 40 minutes per kilo); the lamb is covered for ¾ of cooking time, then uncovered to brown.
- Garnish with the remaining filling, and serve hot.

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