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Garlic & Wine Glazed Roast Lamb with Mint Pesto

Kiwi Style Roast Lamb Recipe

10

Serves

35 mins

Prep Time

2 hrs

Cook Time

Allyson Gofton

Recipe author

Allyson Gofton

Roast lamb, the ultimate Kiwi tradition... Paired with the fresh summer flavours of garlic, pine nuts and, of course, mint, this celebration dish will delight your guests at any festive occasion.

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High Protein

Low Carb

Dairy Free

Ingredients

Lamb

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1 Quality Mark lamb leg bone-in

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2 Tbsp garlic salt

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1 tsp black pepper corns

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¼ cup white wine

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2 Tbsp vegetable oil

Roasted Garlic, Pine Nut & Mint Pesto

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1 garlic head

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roasted

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¾ cup toasted pine nuts

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½ cup fresh mint

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½ cup finely chopped parsley

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¼ cup grated pecorino cheese

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½ cup canola oil

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1-2 tsp lemon juice

To Serve

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potato

Roasted

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seasonal green vegetables

Method

To Roast Lamb

To Mix Pesto

1

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

2

Line a baking tray with baking paper or foil. Take note of the weight of the lamb.

3

Make 10 -12 small but deep cuts all over the leg of lamb.

4

Mix together the garlic salt, pepper, wine and oil and massage over the lamb.

5

Cover and set aside for 30 - 60 minutes to come to room temperature.

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Roast in the preheated oven, allowing 30 minutes per 500 grams for medium, basting with the marinade a couple of times.

7

Remove from the oven, cover and rest for 20 minutes before carving and serving with the mint and toasted pine nut pesto (below), roast potatoes and seasonal green vegetables or salad.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (154g)

Not only a family favourite, roast lamb is a nutritious meal option offering an array of essential nutrients for good health including quality protein for healthy muscles and iron and vitamin B12 for immunity and energy. This nutrition analysis is based on 10 serves and is for the roast lamb and pesto only.

Energy

1682kJ (402 kcal)

Protein

27.6g

Total Fat

30.8g

Saturated Fat

6.8g

Carbs

2.3g

Dietary Fibre

1.7g

Sodium

294mg

Iron

3.2mg

Zinc

3.9mg

Vitamin B12

1.4µg