Ontario Lamb Tikka Iqaluit NU
Ontario Lamb Tikka
(NC)-Travel to exotic culinary destinations without leaving Ontario. Use Homegrown OntarioTM meats and support local farmers to create internationally inspired dishes.
2 tbsp cumin seeds 30 mL
2 tsp fennel seeds 10 mL
2 tsp cardamom seeds 10 mL
1-1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper 7 mL
1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns 2 mL
1/3 cup olive oil 75 mL
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger 30 mL
4 garlic cloves, minced 4
3 lbs boned and trimmed leg of Ontario lamb
In dry skillet over medium-high heat toast cumin, fennel, cardamom, red pepper and peppercorns until fragrant, approximately 2 minutes. Let cool and grind in spice grinder until fine. Stir in olive oil, ginger and garlic to make a paste.
Trim any remaining fat from lamb. Rub paste all over lamb and marinate for 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat grill to medium-high. Grill lamb on greased preheated grill, turning once, until meat registers 160ºF (70ºC), approximately 20 minutes. Let rest on a cutting board for 15 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain.
Makes 8 servings.
Per serving: 362 calories, 36.0 g protein, 2.6 g carbohydrate, .7 g dietary fibre, 62 mg sodium, 18.5 g total fat, 1.5 gm polyunsaturated fatty acids, 5.2 gm saturated fatty acids, 128 mg cholesterol
Source: Homegrown Ontario (www.homegrownontario.ca).