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April 1, 2020

Grilled American Lamb Tikka & Tomato Masala Curry

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Recipe Provided By
"Rustic Joyful Food"
Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

25min

Total Time

40 min

Servings

4-6

lamb loin chops with cucumber mint salad and sweet and smoky tahini

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless leg of American lamb butterflied ( approximately 4-5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped and smashed
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mild Indian Curry Paste
  • 1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon Garam Masala (any masala blend works great)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 4-6 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Garnish ideas
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped cashews or macadamia nuts
  • Green onions
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Sliced radishes
  • Garnish ideas
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped cashews or macadamia nuts
  • Green onions
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Sliced radishes

Directions

Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F. Allow the American Lamb to come to room temp before placing on the grill. Season liberally with salt and pepper.  Rub 1 teaspoon garam masala into the meat. Place the meat on the hottest part of the grill for the initial sear. Close the lid and monitor closely for flare ups. After 3-4 minutes turn the meat. Close the lid. While meat is grilling, make the sauce.

Sauce:

In a large skillet over medium heat sauté the onion with the spices and curry paste until the onion is tender. Add the garlic and the tomato paste and cook until the tomato paste becomes deeply red and almost caramelized- Only 3-4 minutes. Add the fresh tomato’s cook another 2 minutes then finish by adding the coconut milk and heavy cream. Heat through and simmer on low to thicken.

Continually check the lamb while preparing the sauce. You are looking for a beautiful char and an internal temp of 135-140 degrees F.  Allow the lamb to rest for 7-10 minutes before slicing and serving over top of the curry, rice and desired garnishes.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

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Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.
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