Herb Chargrilled Lamb Backstrap

Herb Chargrilled Lamb Backstrap

Herb Chargrilled Lamb Backstrap 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

This Char-grilled lamb back-strap recipe with a flavoursome marinade is so delicious and easy to make.  Authentic to Middle Eastern flavours, the lamb is marinated with herbs and spices and then char-grilled to perfection. The use of fresh herbs adds an incredible flavour to this dish. Lamb back-strap is a top-grade cut of lamb that’s perfect for marinating and barbecuing. You can easily however toss it through a salad, stir-fry or simply pan fry it.

Traditionally lamb is accompanied by lemon wedges and a light, refreshing cucumber yogurt salad.  You can easily serve the lamb-back-strap with sauce and roasted vegetables as well

So why not take your dinner, barbecue or lunch to the next level with this delicious lamb back-strap marinade.  Give it a go!


  • 500g Lamb back-strap
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 Tb ground cumin
  • 1/2 Tbs ground coriander
  • salt to season
  • black pepper
  • 2 Tbs fresh coriander finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs fresh parsley (flat leaf) finely chopped
  • 1 lemon wedges

Cook’s Notes

*Always cook lamb-back-strap at room temperature
*Marinating the lamb-back-strap 4-5 hours is ideal.

char-grilled lamb ingredients

Step 1. To marinade the lamb; combine garlic, olive oil, cumin and coriander ground and bring to a paste. Add the lamb-back-strap and mix well to coat, massaging all over. Season with salt and pepper and add the fresh herbs. Combine well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours.

marinated char-grilled lamb back-strap

Step 2.  Heat frying pan over medium to high heat. Fry lamb back strap on one side for approximately 5 minutes. Flip over, cover the frying pan with a lid and continue to fry for approximately another 5 minutes or until cooked to your liking.

Step 3.  Transfer onto a wired rack,  squeeze with lemon. Let it rest for a few minutes before cutting into it.

Step 4. Slice the lamb diagonally and serve

char-grilled lamb back-strap

Serves 4 people

Herbs & Spices


Easy to make



Are you wondering what protein to serve along side this salad.  Here are some suggestions: Sumac Herb salad, Tabouli, super herb salad, Fattoush Herb salad, quinoa tabouli,


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