Moroccan Rub

Spice rubs not only add flavor to lamb chops and roasts, they also help create a tasty crust.

Make the rub below. Pierce lamb with a fork on all sides, thoroughly brush lamb with olive oil and then coat in rub. Let sit for 1 hour before cooking.


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed chilies
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Prepare and cook lamb as directed above.