Got a leg of lamb - what the best way to cook?

dingbat, Jan 4, 1:35am
planning to roast it tonight but what is nice to go with it.
Would like some new ideas


karenz, Jan 4, 1:42am
I make fairly deep incisions all over the lamb and insert slivers of garlic and rosemary, either fresh or dried but fresh is nicer. There is also a really nice Julie Buiso recipe which involves taking the skin off the lamb and about half an hour before it is ready coating the upside with a mixture of breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, finely chopped bacon and garlic made into a paste with a little melted butter.

fisher, Jan 4, 1:50am
Wipe the lamb, with a damp cloth. Rub the leg of lamb with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and the pepper. Combine parsley, sesame seed, mustard seed, rosemary, garlic slivers and crush all in mortar and pestle . Pat this mixture on the leg of lamb, all over . . Make a slit near the knuckle and place garlic slivers into the slit. Place the leg on a bed of rosemary sprigs. . Sear in a hot (225c°) oven until brown. Bake the lamb at 160c for 2 - 3 hours. The roasting time will depend on the size of lamb.
Put on hot serving platter to rest and make gravy from the pan.
Add little water to pan and scrape up all the juices and baked pieces, bring to a boil . Now add some flour and water that has been mixed to a smooth paste and let it boil for a minute or two. You can use cornflour and water.

fisher, Jan 4, 1:54am
(a)Spread crushed herbs out on board and roll leg to coat. . .
(b)Mint sauce. . the perfect compliment to a lamb roast
(c)Add a teaspoon of marmite to the gravy.
(e)Next day ~ super fresh bread with lashings of butter, cold lamb slices, salt and fresh ground pepper and a slosh of mint sauce.

lidbud, Jan 4, 1:59am
This is Jamie Oliver's recipe: it is very good.

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