Roast leg of lamb with salsa verde recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 1 hr 45 mins to cook
  • 810 calories / serving
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Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220ºC, fan 200ºC.

Put the lamb in a roasting tin in which it fits comfortably. Mix the 2 tbsp lemon juice and zest of 1 lemon with half the garlic and rub it over the lamb skin. Season well.

Put in the oven for 20 minutes then turn the heat down to gas 4, 180ºC, fan 160ºC and roast for 1 hour 10 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to rest for 20 minutes, covered tightly with foil and a tea towel.

To make the salsa verde, whizz the shallot, mint, parsley, capers and anchovy together in a food processor. Add the remaining lemon zest and juice and garlic plus enough olive oil to make a spoonable dressing. Stir in the mustard.

Serve with the lamb, spooning some over each portion as you carve, with some roast baby new potatoes on the side. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 2kg leg of lamb
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • For the minty salsa verde

  • 1 shallot or ¼ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 x 30g pack fresh mint
  • 1 x 30g pack flat-leaf parsley
  • 2tbsp capers
  • 3 anchovy fillets
  • olive oil
  • 2tsp Dijon mustard
  • roast baby new potatoes, to serve
  • Energy 3370kj 810kcal 41%
  • Fat 63g 90%
  • Saturates 31g 155%
  • Sugars 1g 1%
  • Salt 0.7g 12%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 1.1g Protein 60.8g Fibre 0.5g


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