- 1 leg lamb weighing 2½ kg-2.7kg/5lb 8oz-6lb
A lamb is a sheep that is under 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as…
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp plain flour
For the avgolemono sauce
- 1 tsp cornflour
- 4 egg yolks
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- juice of 2 lemons
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- 300ml hot chicken stock
- 4 spring onions, finely sliced
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Set the leg of lamb into a roasting tin. Season with a little salt and plenty of black pepper. In a bowl, mix together the mustard and plain flour to a smooth paste. Spread it all over the lamb. Roast for 20 mins, then reduce the heat to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3 and cook for a further 1 hr 20 mins. Remove the lamb from the oven and leave to stand, covered in foil, for 15 mins.
For the sauce, mix together 2 tbsp cold water and the cornflour to make a smooth paste. Beat together the egg yolks and lemon juice in a small saucepan and add 2-3 tbsp of the hot stock, whisking well. Stir in the cornflour paste and heat gently. Pour over the rest of the stock, then over a low heat stirring constantly, cook for 7-10 mins until the sauce has thickened. Do not boil. Add the spring onions, adjust the seasoning to taste, and serve hot with thin slices of the lamb.