Roasted leg of lamb with ras el hanout

This is a lamb roast to feed a crowd. I have seasoned it with ras el hanout to give it that middle eastern flavor that’s going to lift up this lamb.
Ras el hanout is a traditional Morrocan flavor blend that’s all the best flavors that spice dealers had to offer. Nowadays you can find it in every supermarket.

Course lamb
Cuisine American, American Barbecue
Servings 4 people
Calories 224 kcal


  • 1 piece whole leg of lamb
  • 35 gram ras el hanout
  • ½ part fleur de sel
  • 4 tbsp peanut oil

The sauce

  • 450 gram yoghurt thick
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 1 squeeze lemon
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 piece Turkish chilli pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint minced


  • Cut the bone out of the leg of lamb by working your knife along the bone. Make sure you keep the meat in one piece. Then butterfly the meat, so you get a bigger surface. Watch the video on how to do this. You can always ask your butcher to do this.
  • Mix the ras el hanout, the salt and the peanut oil into a slush-like substance. Spread this mix out over the lamb.
  • Now roll it up and tie it up with butcher twine, so it looks like one piece of lamb again. Let this marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Fire up your grill with a temperature of 150°C/302°F. Place the lamb roast on the skewers of the rotisserie and place it over indirect heat until the meat reaches a core temperature of 54°C/129°F.
  • While you wait till the meat is ready, you can make the sauce. Mix all the ingredients and put the sauce in the fridge. If you can, make the sauce one day ahead. It will only taste better.
  • When the lamb is 5 degrees below the desired temperature, you can grill it over direct heat to get a better caramelisation on the outside.
  • Let it rest for 15 minutes before slicing it thin. Then serve it with the sauce and some Turkish bread.



Calories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 104mgPotassium: 333mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 428IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 282mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Lamb, Leg of a Lamb, Rotisserie
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Big thanks to Napoleon for sponsoring this post.
Please return the favor by visiting their website.

Visit Napoleon



Picanha steaks sprayed with msg
Mc Donalds Big Mac sauce
PitmasterX’s Sweet Apple BBQ Sauce
Smoked and deep-fried garlic shrimp recipe
Greek gyros from the rotisserie
Can you make bacon of pork neck?
Homemade whiskey bacon recipe
Chicken Shawarma
Chicken Shawarma recipe
Naked ribs from the smoker
Brisket for the whole family
Brisket for the whole family