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Roast Lamb Studded With Rosemary & Garlic

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  • 1 onion , cut into quarters
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 bunch rosemary
  • 1 glass red wine (about 150ml)
  • 1.2l beef or lamb stock
  • 2 carrots , cut into large chunks
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • leg of lamb weighing 2.5kg/5lb 8oz
Servings: 6

  1. The first job is to stud the lamb with garlic and rosemary. Use a sharp pointed knife, make at least 30 small incisions all over the meat. Peel 4 garlic cloves, thinly slice them and prod a slice into each incision. Next, pull off small sprigs of rosemary and push into the incisions, too. If done in advance, cover the lamb well and refrigerate. Remove from the fridge 1 hr before roasting. 
  2. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Heat a large frying pan, add a little oil and brown the lamb all over.
  3. Scatter the carrot, onion, remaining garlic and rosemary in a large roasting tin, pour in the wine and stock, then place the browned lamb in the tin.
  4. Roast for about 1 hr 45 mins. Turn the lamb halfway through so by the time it’s cooked, each side has been in the stock. When cooked, remove the lamb and allow to rest in a warm place covered in foil for about 30 mins.
  5. While the lamb is resting, make the gravy. Pour all the stock from the tin through a sieve into a saucepan to remove all the vegetables and herbs. This stock should be rich, slightly thick and have a great lamb flavour. Reduce it a little on the hob if you feel you want to concentrate the flavour, skimming off any fat that comes to the surface.
  6. Serve the lamb with the gravy, potatoes (see 'Goes well with'), leeks and butternut squash (see below).

Estimated Nutrient Breakdown:

Calories: 1,076.94
Weight: 1,919.22g
Total Fat: 49.35g
Saturated Fat: 15.99g
Trans-Fat: 0.11g
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.22g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.49g
Protein: 72.16g

Cholesterol: 154.22g
Sodium: 2,647.08g
Calcium: 334.52g
Magnesium: 210.83g
Potassium: 3,900.13g
Iron: 10.30g
Zink: 11.28g
Phosphorus: 973.91

Vit A: 1,040.60
Vit B1: 0.95
Vit B2: 1.88
Vit B3: 26.95
Vit B6: 2.08
Vit B12: 5.76
Vit D: 0.00
Vit E: 0.00
Vit K1: 19.27


Caution: Sulfites
Health Notes: Sugar-Conscious,Peanut-Free,Tree-Nut-Free,
Notes: I love ingredients, because they are fancy.

Author: BBC Good Food
Tags: Wild Food Box

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