Slow-roasted Leg of Lamb

Slow-roasted Leg of Lamb

© Le Creuset

Slow-roasted Leg of Lamb

Slow-roasted Leg of Lamb

© Le Creuset

This recipe serves from 6 to 8 people

Marinated lamb:

Ingredients

125
ml
olive oil
45
ml
lemon juice
2
clove
garlic, crushed
3
sprig
rosemary
8
mint leaves
2,4
kg
leg of lamb (on the bone)
salt
freshly ground pepper
4
clove
large garlic, peeled
250
g
soft ripe apricots, stone removed
4
limes, halved
150
g
pomegranate seeds

Hummus:

Ingredients

125
ml
Tahini paste
60
ml
lemon juice
2
clove
garlic, finely chopped
2
tin
chickpeas, drained (400g per can)
250
ml
boiled water
salt
black pepper, freshly ground
olive oil
paprika

Cucumber yogurt:

Ingredients

1
small cucumber
250
ml
Greek yoghurt
6
mint leaves, finely chopped
1
clove
garlic, finely chopped
salt
black pepper, freshly ground

Garnish:

Ingredients

425
g
kalamata olives
240
g
sun-dried tomatoes
150
g
radishes

Preparation marinated lamb: 

  • To make the marinade, put the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary leaves and mint in a blender and combine.
  • Place the leg of lamb in a non-stick roasting tray. Cover the meat with the marinade, cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least two hours. Preheat the oven to 160 °C.
  • Remove the cling film, season the meat with salt and pepper. Cover the roasting tray with aluminium foil and place in the oven to roast for three hours. Remove from the oven and remove the foil.
  • Peel the garlic and cut in half. Spread garlic around the meat and pour some of hte roasting juices over it.
  • Roast uncovered for a further two hours until the meat is tender.
  • 20 minutes before the finished roasting time, arrange apricots around the meat and heat through. Char the limes in a grill pan on a medium heat and then also add to the roasting tray. Scatter pomegranate seeds over the meat.
  • Serve with homemade hummus, cucumber yogurt, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh radishes.

Preparation hummus: 

  • Put tahini and lemon juice in a blender.
  • Blend for one minute, scraping everything off the side so that the mixture collects at the bottom of the blender, and blend for another 30 seconds.
  • Add chickpeas and mix again. Then add boiling water until a smooth mass is formed. Season to taste with salt and pepper and place in a bowl.
  • Cover with cling film and refrigerate. Just before serving, divide the hummus between bowls and drizzle with a little olive oil and paprika powder.

Preparation cucumber yogurt: 

  • Remove the ends of the cucumber, then cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  • Cut into slices and place in a bowl.
  • Mix yogurt, mint and garlic in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the yogurt over the sliced cucumber and mix well.

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