Roasted lamb with hot pepper and mint sauce

Roasted lamb with hot pepper and mint sauce

Perfectly spiced, tender roast lamb paired with a fresh and vibrant hot pepper and mint sauce. Looks spectacular and tastes divine.

  • Recipe serves:4
  • Preparation Time30 Minutes
  • Cooking Time30 Minutes


  • 1 kg lamb
  • 1 sachet Knorr Chicken Powder Mix
  • 5 tablespoons crushed pepper
  • 120g Astra
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons mixed herbs
  • Salt to taste
  • Ingredients for Mint Sauce

  • 1 cup finely chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pepper


  • Season the lamb with 5 tablespoons crushed pepper, Knorr Chicken Powder Mix, mixed herbs, vinegar, Astra, turmeric and salt to taste. Leave in the fridge (normal compartment, not deep freezer) to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Pre-heat an oven for 200°C then reduce heat to 180°C. Roast the lamb for 30 minutes or until done.
  • Serve hot with hot pepper and mint sauce.
  • For Mint Sauce

  • In a medium-sized saucepan stir together sugar and vinegar. Bring to boil and reduce the heat. Then add finely chopped mint leaves and 2 tablespoons crushed pepper. Boil gently, uncovered, until reduced to 1 cup. Finally remove from heat and discard the mint leaves.
  • Chef’s Tip:

    Puree the mint leaves and mix it into the sauce to make it thick and more flavourful.