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Herb and Garlic Crusted Leg of Lamb

Ultimate Herbacious Lamb Roast

10 - 12

Serves

20 mins

Prep Time

1 hr 45 mins

Cook Time

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Recipe author

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

This herb-crusted leg of lamb is a deliciously impressive main course that is perfect for any special occasion. The lamb is roasted in a flavourful pool of garlic, and then topped with a crunchy crust. The result is a tender, juicy lamb that is bursting with flavour.

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High Iron

High Protein

Herb and Garlic Crusted Leg of Lamb

Ingredients

Lamb

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2kg Quality Mark lamb leg

bone in

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2 garlic heads

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1 cup water

Herb Crust

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1 cup chopped fresh parsley

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1 cup mint leaves

chopped

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¼ cup fresh rosemary

chopped

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¼ cup breadcrumbs

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4 garlic cloves

grated

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1 tsp salt and pepper

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grated zest of 1 lemon

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2 Tbsp olive oil

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¼ cup capers

chopped

To Serve

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mashed potato

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green beans

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green peas

Method

Roast

To Serve

1

Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a large roasting dish with baking paper.

2

Place the lamb into the dish. Cut the heads of garlic in half and place around the lamb.

3

Season the lamb, and add the water. Cover the lamb tightly with tinfoil and place it into the oven for 1 hour.

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4

To make the crust, blitz the parsley, mint, rosemary, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt, pepper, zest, oil and capers in a kitchen processor until all combined.

5

Remove the lamb from the oven and smother over the paste. Return uncovered for a further 45 minutes or done to your liking.

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Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes before carving.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (214g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

1167 kJ (279 kcal)

Protein

35.5g

Total Fat

13.5g

Saturated Fat

4.7g

Carbs

2.8g

Sugars

0.31g

Sodium

249mg

Iron*

4.1mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)