Slow cooked whole leg of lamb

Slow cooked whole leg of lamb


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About this recipe: And I mean slow - 7 hours. This meat is so tender you don't need a knife to cut it.

cornishbird Cornwall, England, UK

Serves: 6 

  • 1 large leg of lamb
  • Head of garlic, split but not peeled
  • 6-8 Chantanay carrots or 3 normal carrots
  • 300ml red wine
  • 300ml stock

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:7hr  ›  Ready in:7hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 120 C / Fan 100 C / Gas 1/2.
  2. You need a roasting dish large enough to get the lamb in - put carrots (halved if needed) and garlic in and put lamb on top.
  3. Add wine & stock and bring to the boil on hob.
  4. Carefully cover with foil tightly (use oven gloves), put in oven and cook for 7 hours.
  5. Remove lamb to a another tin, turn oven up to 200 C / Fan 180C / Gas 6 and put lamb in to crisp up the skin for about 15 to 20 mins.
  6. Reduce cooking juices to make fab gravy. Great served with daupinoise potatoes or mashed potatoes and veg.

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Reviews (16)


My 12 year old daughter said "this is gorgeous" (never had such high praise in 12 years!) - 14 May 2010


brilliant recipe, the bones just fell out of the meat... you don't need to carve it.. just a fork and a spoon and pull it apart.. my flatmates loved it, with roast potatoes, gravy, green beans and honey and mint glazed carrots. will make plenty of tasty sanny's later aswell - 11 Dec 2011


It fell apart when I tranferred it from one tray to the other, which says how tender it was. Great success. - 18 Jul 2010

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