Roast leg of lamb with juniper & rosemary

Roast leg of lamb with juniper & rosemary

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 50 mins Plus resting

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Matt rubs his lamb with a few simple aromatics for a no-fuss Sunday lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
641
protein
73g
carbs
3g
fat
36g
saturates
17g
fibre
36g
sugar
2g
salt
0.42g

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 rosemary sprigs, leaves picked and chopped
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns, crushed
  • 3 juniper berries, crushed
  • about 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 whole leg of lamb about 3kg
  • 250ml white wine

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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Mix the garlic, rosemary, peppercorns and juniper together with enough olive oil to make a paste. Remove the lamb from the fridge and vigorously rub with the paste, then set aside for about 1 hr while the lamb comes up to room temp.
  2. Place the leg into a roasting tin and roast for about 1 hr 45 mins. Remove the lamb and allow to rest on a board wrapped in foil for at least 30 mins. This will give you lamb that is still slightly pink in the middle. If you prefer your meat well done, cook for 2 hrs, then leave to rest as stated.
  3. Pour off as much fat from the pan as you can, then place the pan on a direct heat, scraping up any bits. Pour in the wine, bring to the boil and reduce a little scraping the pan with a wooden spoon. Strain the juices into a saucepan and season to taste. When the lamb has rested, slice it. Tip any juices into the sauce, then reheat and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2010

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lizleicester's picture
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Wonderful way to make a delicious roast.

cabeadle's picture
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Forgot to leave a rating...Made this at the weekend and it was delicious. Added a few more than just 3 juniper berries though!

cabeadle's picture
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Made this at the weekend and it was delicious. Added a few more than just 3 juniper berries though!

janice71's picture

Should the recipe be 3 juniper berries or 3 tsp juniper berries?

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