Easter is the perfect time to gather with loved ones and enjoy a delicious meal together. This year, impress your guests with a succulent leg of lamb cooked to perfection with a combination of fragrant herbs and garlic. And don't forget, cooking with the bone in adds an extra depth of flavor to your dish that is sure to have everyone coming back for seconds! Follow this recipe for a show-stopping centerpiece that is guaranteed to make your Easter celebration even more memorable. Serve with veggies and potatoes.
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2-3 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Mixed herbs to taste - dried or fresh
Salt and pepper, to taste
Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7, keep a note of the weight to calculate the roasting time. Make incisions into the lamb using a small sharp knife at an angle, about 5cm into the meat.
Insert a slice of garlic into each of the incisions and a mixture of the herbs you're using - making sure you're pushing the herbs right into the holes. Next rub olive oil, salt and pepper all over the meat. Place into a roasting tray - we like the disposable ones for ease.
Roast for 20 minutes.
Lower the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 and cook for another 15-20 mins per 500g (1 hr – 1 hr 20 mins for 2kg leg) depending on how pink you like your lamb.
Cover and rest for 15 minutes, saving your tray juices for the gravy if you wish!
Enjoy your delicious and succulent roast leg of lamb!