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Olive-crusted Italian roast leg of lamb

Stunning Roast Lamb Recipe to Impress

8 - 10

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

30 mins

Cook Time

Allyson Gofton

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Allyson Gofton

The gutsy topping on this roast lamb adds a delicious flavour and creates a stunning-looking roast, which can be prepared using a number of cuts, from the classic roast leg of lamb to butterfly or mini roasts. If time allows, marinate the meat overnight in the refrigerator, but bring to room temperature before roasting.

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Casserole/Slow,

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Ingredients

Lamb

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2-2.5kg Quality Mark lamb leg

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1/2 cup red wine

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1/4 cup olive oil

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1 tsp dried basil

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1tsp garlic paste

Topping

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150g, crumbed cheese, feta, from cows' milk, traditional

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1/4 cup sun dried tomato pesto

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1/4 cup, chopped black olives

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1 tbsp capers

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6. chopped basil leaves

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Method

To Roast Lamb

1

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

2

Line a baking or roasting tray with foil or baking paper.

3

Check the weight of the lamb in order to calculate the cooking time and place it on the tray.

4

Using a sharp knife, make 8-10 shallow cuts on top of the lamb leg.

5

Mix together the wine, oil, basil, and garlic and message half of it over the lamb.

6

Roast the lamb in the preheated oven for 30 minutes per 500 grams, basting regularly with the remaining marinade during the first hour of cooking. In the last 30 minutes of cooking time, mix the topping ingredients together and press onto the lamb.

7

Remove from the oven and rest for 20 minutes before carving.

8

Serve with pasta and seasonal vegetables.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (431g)

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

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Energy

2746 (656)kJ

Protein

65.3g

Total Fat

29.8g

Saturated Fat

11.1g

Carbs

26.8g

Sugars

1.1g

Sodium

742mg

Iron*

5.9mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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