Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Total Time
45 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces lamb and about 1 tablespoon sauce)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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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Ratings & Reviews

smithker's Review

June 24, 2014
I followed the recipe for the sauce exactly and it was great. I thought it paired well with the lamb and it was easy to make. Will definitely make this again.

Katy27's Review

November 18, 2011
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!

5uzyPack's Review

February 25, 2011
I, too, used the Chili Sauce (Heinz) for this. I used about 2 Tbsps. of it with the other ingredients. I forgot to add the olive oil (oops!) and the family and I still loved it!

Saecca's Review

May 18, 2010
I used Chili sauce instead of paste, but it came out fabulous! I also used lean pork tenderloins. The sauce is definitely a keeper!!

Laurie18's Review

March 28, 2010
My husband and I found this to be delicious. The sauce was a big hit and the lamb was cooked perfectly. I served it with red potato wedges and green beans.