AT A GLANCE
Feta or another salty cheese would be a fine addition to this dish. Be sure to squeeze on lots of lemon.
|01||For spice mixture, combine ingredients in a bowl and set aside.|
|02||For cracked wheat salad, cook freekeh in a large saucepan of boiling water until tender (8-10 minutes), then drain in a fine sieve and spread on a tray to dry (20 minutes). Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl, add cooled freekeh, season to taste, toss to combine and refrigerate until required. The salad can be made a day ahead.|
|03||Season lamb shoulder and char-grill over medium heat, basting occasionally with spice mixture (fat may flare, so turn often), until fat is golden-brown and, for medium-rare, a meat thermometer reads 60C, or a metal skewer inserted for 20 seconds feels hot when touched to your lip (20-30 minutes). Set aside to rest (15 minutes), then slice and serve with cracked freekeh salad, lemon wedges and harissa.|
A GENEROUS, SUPPLE MCLAREN VALE TEMPRANILLO. , suggested by MAX ALLEN