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The 10 best lamb leg recipes to cook for Christmas Day
Do something a little bit special this festive season by cooking your loved ones a roasted leg of lamb on Christmas Day. A roast lamb is the ultimate Kiwi tradition, and for good reason - New Zealand lamb is the best you can get anywhere in the world. We’ve taken the hassle out of choosing how to go about doing it by selecting some of our favourite recipes below.
1. Herb and garlic crusted leg of lamb
This lamb is roasted in a pool of garlic, and topped with a crunchy crust. A must-try for anyone looking to impress. Recipe here.
2. Shawarma lamb salad
A deliciously spiced butterflied lamb leg is served on a bed of herby salad with a fresh dressing to make it extra special. This is a lighter meal that the whole family will enjoy. Recipe here.
3. Marinated roast lamb with fresh mint topping
There’s no better time to treat your family with this superb cut than the festive season - and this recipe was designed with festivity in mind. It delivers a visual feast as well as a delicious one, and with lots of fresh flavours added to the mix it’ll be a meal like no other. Recipe here.
4. Slow-roasted lamb leg with tamarind glaze and gravy
This beautiful slow-roasted leg of lamb falls off the bone and is served with an easy tamarind gravy. Recipe here.
5. Feta and sunshine stuffed boneless lamb leg
Wanting a fuss-free idea for Christmas which is packed with flavour? You'll love this boneless lamb leg stuffed with feta cheese, pesto, and sun-dried tomatoes. Recipe here.
6. Boneless leg of lamb with rosemary, orange & cranberry stuffing
This delicious rolled lamb leg roast is so easy to prepare. Follow the simple instructions to create a special occasion meal to delight your family and friends. Serve hot with your favourite roast vegetables, or warm with a selection of salads. Recipe here.
7. Pulled pomegranate & mint lamb
Roast lamb doesn’t get much better than when it’s slowly cooked, allowing it to become beautifully tender and fall off the bone. Couple this with sweet bursts of pomegranate and you have perfection. Be excited… be very excited. Recipe here.
8. Garlic & wine glazed roast lamb with mint pesto
Paired with the fresh summer flavours of garlic, pinenuts and of course, mint, this is truly a celebration dish. Recipe here.
9. Garlic and rosemary roast lamb
This lamb leg is cooked alongside carrots and onions and braised in white wine for and incredibly tasty and tender result. Recipe here.
10. The ultimate Kiwi leg of lamb
A roast leg of lamb has long been hailed as the ultimate Kiwi favourite, and this recipe requires zero fuss as the oven does the hard work. Infused with flavours of garlic and thyme and topped with a creamy meat sauce, you won't be disappointed. We served the lamb on a thick bed of thyme for that perfect festive touch. Recipe here.
Posted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand