Roasted breast of lamb with lemon recipe

  • Serves 4-6
  • 30mins to prepare and 2hrs 30mins to cook
  • 355 calories / serving
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Roasted breast of lamb

Preheat the oven to 160°C.

In a bowl mix 2tbsp olive oil, lemon zest and juice, rosemary, honey, garlic and seasoning. Rub this over the boned side of the meat, roll up and secure with string in several places. Preheat an oven proof dish, seal the breast of lamb on all sides in its own fat. Cook for 1 ½ hours in the oven then add the new potatoes, tossed in the remaining olive oil.

After 30 minutes add the courgettes, toss in the cooking juices and continue to cook for the final 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Remove the string, cut into slices and serve with the vegetables.

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  • Ingredients

  • 800g breast of lamb, boned and trimmed
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp runny honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 400g new potatoes, washed well and halved
  • 300g courgettes, trimmed and sliced into 3cm pieces
  • Energy 1490kj 355kcal 18%
  • Fat 21g 30%
  • Saturates 8g 40%
  • Sugars 5g 6%
  • Salt 0.1g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 14.8g Protein 28.3g Fibre 1.6g


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