I made my first ever roast lamb yesterday and it was a huge success. Some of you were very surprised that I had never roasted lamb before but being vegetarian for so long meant that there were more roasted vegetables and vegie lasagnes going into my oven over the years than roasted meats. And then I mastered the roast chook as well as salmon but lamb was something that I hadn’t even eaten until last year let alone cooked for the family. But I had my heart set on lamb roast for our Easter lunch and I followed Jamie Oliver’s recipe here and it was so delicious.
The only thing I adjusted was my oven temperature because my new oven gets a bit hot so I did it all in a 160 degree oven and it was perfect. It does take 4 hours which seemed like such a long time but it tasted so good and the gravy and the mint sauce (made from scratch too) were perfect. The recipe also includes instructions for perfectly roasted potatoes and some cabbage and bacon on the side too. All up it made for a delicious lunch and the kids asked me today whether I’ll be making it again this week.
Do you have any favourite lamb recipes? Send them my way……we might be having lamb on the menu!