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Boneless Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Orange & Cranberry Stuffing

The Best Boneless Leg of Lamb Recipe

8 - 10

Serves

25 mins

Prep Time

1 hrs 15 mins

Cook Time

Allyson Gofton

Recipe author

Allyson Gofton

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.

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Lamb,

Roasts,

Special Occasion & Entertaining,

Dinner,

National Lamb Day,

Ingredients

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1 x 2.5kg Quality Mark boneless lamb roast

for the stuffing

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1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

approximately 3 slices bread

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1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary

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juice and grated zest of 1 orange

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1/4 cup cranberries

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1 tbsp cranberry sauce

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1/4 cup parsley

finely chopped

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1 tbsp butter

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1 tbsp vegetable oil

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a bunch of sprigs of fresh rosemary

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10 pieces, or kitchen string jute twine

Method

To Make Lamb

1

Remove the meat from the fridge an hour or more before cooking so it comes up to room temperature.

2

Prepare the lamb to step 2 (pictured above): Place the lamb skin-side down.

3

Look for the plumpest parts, and partially slice horizontally into them to create a flap.

4

Lift the flap and flip it towards a gap you wish to fill, to create a more even rectangular shape.

5

Cover the meat with plastic wrap and pound it with a rolling pin to flatten and firm into place.

6

Trim off any hard or fat grisly bits. Or, if using a carvery or full leg, ask your butcher to remove the bone for you.

7

Combine the stuffing ingredients.

8

Place the stuffing in a strip down the middle of one side of the meat then lift the edge and roll the meat tightly as though rolling a Swiss roll, tucking in any stray pieces. Tie as shown in steps 3 and 4 pictured above.

9

Preheat the oven to 200°C or 180°C fan bake.

10

Heat the oil and butter in a roasting pan and brown the lamb well on all sides.

11

Remove from the heat, place remaining rosemary sprigs into the pan and place the roast on top. Roast for 45 minutes.

12

Poke a metal skewer or thin knife into the centre, count to three and then test it on the inside of your wrist. It should feel warm - if it doesn’t, cook for another 15 minutes and try again.

13

Place the lamb on a warm plate and cover with foil to rest for 15 minutes before removing the string and carving.

14

Serve warm in thick slices with gravy, or cold in thin slices with cranberry jelly.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (172g)

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

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Energy

1291 (308)kJ

Protein

34g

Total Fat

13.8g

Saturated Fat

5.6g

Carbs

12.2g

Sugars

3g

Sodium

223mg

Iron*

2.6mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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