Qouzi Mahshi aw Kharouf Mahshi

Roast Stuffed Kid or Baby Milk-fed Lamb

Preparation info
  • Serves

    15 to 18

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

  • About

This is a Saudi Arabian speciality. It appears at every feast, be it royal or humble, served on a huge tray, surrounded by mountains of rice and decorated with hard-boiled eggs. Kid is traditionally used, but baby lamb is often substituted. The lamb is stuffed, then roasted outdoors over charcoal as in the preceding recipe. It can also be roasted in the oven if there is room for it.

Baby lambs of 7 to 8 kg (15- to 18-pounders) are hard to come by in this country for various reasons,