Easter Leg of Lamb

About this recipe: This leg of lamb is succulent and aromatic, a family favourite.

ELLIEA

Ingredients

Serves: 10 

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 (2.25kg) whole leg of lamb
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 orange peel, cut into thin strips
  • fresh mint, garnish

Method

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr20min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas mark 2.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, seasoned salt, marjoram, mustard and cardamom. Rub spice mixture over lamb. Cut 16 deep slits into lamb. Insert thyme and a strip of orange peel into each slit. Place lamb fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting tin. Insert meat thermometer in centre of thickest portion of meat.
  3. Roast lamb in preheated oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Meat is medium done when a meat thermometer registers 80 degrees C.
  4. Remove meat thermometer. Place roast on a warm serving platter. Garnish platter with fresh mint.

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