Κυριακή, 31 Μαρτίου 2013

Easter lamb

Nutritional Information - Amount per serving:

Calories939kcal
Carbs21.2g
Sugar4.8g
Fat62.9g
Saturates21.1g
Protein69.5g

Ingredients

1 quality leg of lamb, about 2kg
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 large bunch fresh mint, leaves picked
1 clove garlic, peeled
125 ml olive oil
250 ml organic chicken stock
600 g new potatoes, sliced thickly
100 g baby fennel, trimmed and cut in half lengthways
225 g baby carrots, tops trimmed
100 g baby leeks, trimmed
200 g courgettes, sliced lengthways
250 g fine or yellow beans, trimmed
150 g asparagus, trimmed to 6cm lengths

Method

Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7.

Score the lamb all over and season. Using a pestle and mortar, or in a food processor, pound or blend the mint leaves with the garlic and seasoning until smooth. Slowly add the olive oil to your mixture then brush all over the lamb. Roast in the oven for 1½ hours, brushing with the seasoned oil regularly until the lamb is cooked.

While the meat is resting, remove the fat from the roasting tin. Add the stock to the tin and make a light, tasty broth by boiling and dissolving all the goodness at the bottom.

Cook the potatoes in a large pan of boiling, salted water for 5 minutes. Add the fennel and carrots and cook for a further 5 minutes. Then add the rest of the vegetables and simmer for another 5 minutes.

Carve your lamb then serve the vegetables in a shallow bowl with the lamb on top and a little broth and mint oil drizzled over.

by Jamie Oliver


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