Anna Hansen's Marinated leg of lamb with tahini lemon cream

Serves: 6

Ingredients

FOR THE MARINADE
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1½ tbsp baharat (spice mix)
2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tsp ground turmeric
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of ½ a lemon
28g pack coriander, chopped
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp salt
50ml sunflower oil
1.5kg leg of lamb, boned and butterflied

FOR THE PLUMS
25g demerara sugar
2 cardamom pods, cracked
80ml sherry vinegar
4 plums, halved and stoned
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

FOR THE TAHINI LEMON CREAM
125ml tahini
Juice of 1½ lemons
150ml water

Method

1 Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Lay the lamb in a large roasting tin then spread the marinade over the lamb. Massage the marinade into the meat, cover with clingfilm and transfer to the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

2 Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Heat a large frying pan over a high heat, add the lamb and sear for a couple of minutes on each side until golden. Transfer to a clean roasting tin then roast in the oven for 40 minutes (for medium-rare). Remove from the oven and set aside to rest for 20 minutes. Turn the oven down to 150°C, gas mark 3.

3 For the plums, heat the sugar, cardamom and vinegar in a pan until the sugar has dissolved. Pack the plums into a small ovenproof dish then pour over the vinegar mixture. Transfer to the oven and roast for 15 minutes or until the plums are just soft. Remove from the oven and drizzle over the olive oil.

4 Combine the ingredients for the tahini cream in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.

5 Carve the lamb into slices and serve with the roasted plums and tahini lemon cream.