To prepare lamb, sprinkle lamb evenly with 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place lamb on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 21 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of roast registers 120°. Place lamb on a cutting board; let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before slicing.
To prepare sauce, combine sambal oelek and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) with a mortar and pestle; grind into a fine paste. Slowly drizzle oil into sambal mixture, stirring until thoroughly combined. Serve sauce with lamb.
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Wow is lamb amazing to be cooked this simply and be so delicious on its own. The sauce was good, I used sriacha because that is what I had, making it spicy, which I could see working very well with pork as a previous rater had used, but I feel it overwhelmed the nice light flavor of the lamb. I made it with roasted brussel sprouts and potato pancakes. I actually used the sauce on the brussel sprouts because it added a nice little spice. I would definitely make this again, and maybe use the sauce for a different meat!