Classic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb

    Classic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb


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    This lamb needs to be marinated overnight before roasting. The marinade contains mustard, honey, rosemary, garlic and lemon. Delicious.

    Serves: 8 

    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 2 tablespoons prepared Dijon-style mustard
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon lemon rind
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2.5kg whole leg of lamb
    • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

    1. In a small bowl, combine the honey, mustard, rosemary, ground black pepper, lemon rind and garlic. Mix well and apply to the lamb. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
    2. Preheat oven to 230 degrees C.
    3. Place lamb on a rack in a roasting pan and sprinkle with salt to taste.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 200 degrees C and roast for 55 to 60 more minutes for medium rare. The internal temperature should be at least 63 degrees C when taken with a meat thermometer. Let the roast rest for about 10 minutes before carving.

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