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Roast lamb with avgolemono sauce

Roast lamb with avgolemono sauce

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  • Serves 6

Try this unusual Greek-inspired roast - a fantastic alternative Sunday dish

Nutrition: per serving
low insalt0.9g


  • 1 leg lamb weighing 2.5kg-2.7kg/5lb 8oz-6lb
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp plain flour

For the avgolemono sauce

  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 300ml hot chicken stock
  • 4 spring onions , finely sliced


  • STEP 1

    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.

  • STEP 2

    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.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2005

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