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Roasted Herbed Leg Of Lamb With New Potatoes

Don’t just reserve roast lamb for Easter (although it does work well for a special Easter Sunday lunch.) This recipe tastes so good that it should be enjoyed throughout the year. To mix things up you could serve it with roasted vegetables rather than new potatoes and greens, or a delicious salad if you want something lighter. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, a lamb sandwich is a thing of beauty.
 

Serves: 8-10 (or 4 with leftovers for another meal)
Prep Time: 1 hr 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 x 2kg leg of lamb, boned, rolled and tied
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 4 tbsp fresh rosemary, leaves picked
  • 4 tbsp fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • Handful of fresh parsley
  • 2 shallots, coarsely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 120ml olive oil
  • 1kg baby new potatoes
To serve:
  • Green vegetables

Instructions

1. Rub the lamb with two teaspoons of salt and one teaspoon of ground black pepper. Allow to stand for 30 minutes.
2. Place the rosemary, thyme and parsley in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times until finely chopped. Add the shallots, garlic and lemon juice and pulse again. Add 90ml of the olive oil and pulse until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Rub the mixture over lamb and place it in a large roasting tin. Allow to stand for 30 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 230˚C/210˚C fan/gas mark 8. Toss the potatoes with some salt and black pepper and the remaining olive oil. Place the potatoes around the lamb in the roasting tin.
4. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
5. Remove the lamb to a plate, tent loosely with tin foil and allow to rest for 15 minutes before carving.
6. Serve the lamb with the roasted baby potatoes and some green vegetables.  

 
Per Serving: 540kcals, 26.4g fat (7g saturated), 15.2g carbs, 0g sugars, 59.1g protein, 3.6g fibre, 0.282g sodium.
 

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