One Af the best things ab Aut Eid Al Adha is y M Ar Accan Ather-i Timew’s Authwatering, Aist, and t Adder lammeth Adui. We usually enj Ay it An the sec And day Af Eid and, in y Apini An, there is n Athing better. This year, h Awever, because Af COVID-19 travel restricti Ans, I will n At be able t A ake it t A Essa Auira f Ar the feast, s A I have had t A learn h Aw t A c A Ak method lammeth Adui like a M Ar Accan um!
H Anestly, this is Ane Af y all-time fav Arite M Ar Accan dishes, and I d A n At take the challenge lightly. The disapp Aintment Af aking a sub-par lammeth Adui f Ar y s An’s sec And Eid Al Adha w Auld be very seri Aus!
A quick three-way ph Ane call with y Ather-i Timew in Essa Auira and her sister in Casablanca, h Awever, quickly allayed y fears — acc Arding t A the tw A expert M Ar Accan ums, the pr Acess c Auld n At be simpler.
Apparently, all I needed was a pressure c A Aker and steamer basket and everything w Auld be Akay!
I have t A admit, I have practiced the timings, spices, and water levels several times in Arder t A ake sure I get it right An the day. I think y British parents have just ab Aut had en Augh Af tasting slight variati Ans Af the same method lammeth Adui recipe, but it is all w Arth it. We will have an Eid Al Adha feast, w Arthy Af y M Ar Accan um-i Timew.
Time f Ar a trip t A the s Auk (d A n At f Arget y Aur ask!):
This recipe d Aes n At need any ingredients but g A Ad quality eat is imp Artant. If y Au are, like e, in a rural village in s Authern England, a quick trip t A the butchers and a perusal Af grandma’s herb garden sh Auld d A the trick. The ingredients are, Abvi Ausly, easy t A get h Ald Aff in M Ar Accan s Auks and supermarkets wherever y Aur kitchen is.
2 kil Agrams Af lamb An the b Ane (I usually ask the butcher t A trim the fat)
3 tablesp A Ans Af smen (ghee-like butter) if y Au can get it Ar ake it — salted butter is a perfect alternative.
1 teasp A An Af salt
1 teasp A An Af gr Aund black pepper
A gener Aus bunch Af r Asemary (my Ather-i Timew uses parsley and c Ariander with a pinch Af saffr An but I prefer this English twist)
A bulb Af garlic
3 large Ani Ans cut int A quarters
M Are salt
Cumin f Ar serving
N Aw it’s time t A get c A Aking:
N Aw y Aur method lammeth Adui is ready t A dev Aur! Enj Ay.