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Lamb Rolls

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Servings: 4
Cook Time: 55 min.
Clay Conley
Crunchy, buttery lamb rolls make an elegant, richly flavored appetizer.


  • 4 braised lamb shanks meat picked
  • 1 Tbs cumin powder
  • 1 Tbs coriander powder
  • 1 Tbs curry powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp cimmamon powder
  • 1/4 cups golden raisins
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 6 scallions
  • 3 1/2 Tbs shallots
  • 1 tsp cointreau
  • 2 sheets phyllo pastry dough
  • 1/4 lb butter


  • Simmer the raisins in the chicken broth till the raisins bloom.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan sauté shallots and add in all powder spices. Cook until the smell the powder's dissipates. Deglaze with Cointreau.
  • Add shredded lamb meat in to the pan, along with the raisins and chicken broth. Once chicken broth has been absorbed by the meat add chopped scallions and check for seasoning. Remove from flame transfer the contents into a sheet pan and cool.
  • Roll the mixture in plastic wrap into 1-1/2 cm diameter thickness and freeze. Place phyllo sheets on a cutting board, cover with a damp cloth.
  • Melt butter, brush hot butter on each phyllo sheet. Remove the lamb rolls from plastic wrap and roll them with the phyllo sheets. Cut into desired size and bake in preheated 350°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 705
  Calories from Fat 439 (62%)
(76%)Total Fat 50g
(128%)Saturated Fat 26g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
(59%)Cholesterol 177mg
(7%)Sodium 169mg
(24%)Potassium 837mg
Total Carbohydrate 32g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 16g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(70%)Protein 35g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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