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    Easy roast leg of lamb with lemon and oregano

    A traditional way of serving lamb, but done with a herby twist from the oregano and a zesty one from the lemon. Serve with steamed green vegetables, and a Spanish red – perhaps a bottle of Tempranillo. 

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus marinating and resting
    • Cooking time: 105 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 55 minutes, plus marinating and resting 60 minutes 55 minutes

    Serves: 3-4


    Juice 2 lemons
    1 tbsp olive oil
    2 crushed cloves garlic
    2 tsp dried oregano
    2kg Whole New Zealand Leg of Lamb
    1.5kg red-skinned potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
    500g tub fresh Waitrose Lamb Gravy, warmed according to pack instructions


    1. Mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and oregano. Place the lamb in a large roasting tin and make some incisions all over the leg using a small, sharp knife. Pour over the lemon mixture and leave to marinate, covered, in the fridge for 1-2hours, if you have the time.

    2. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Roast the lamb for 45 minutes then add the potatoes to the tin, turning to coat them in the juices.

    3. Roast for a further 45 minutes until the lamb is nicely browned but the meat is still a little pink on the inside.

    4. Lift the lamb onto a board, cover with foil and leave to rest for 10-15 minutes. Drain any juice from the tin (add this to the gravy) and return the potatoes to the oven for a further 10-15 minutes until tender and golden brown.

    5. Carve the lamb and serve with roast potatoes, gravy and some steamed green vegetables. 

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    Cook's tip

    Take the lamb out of the fridge abd leave at room temperature for an hour before cooking to get the best roast that's slightly pink in the middle.


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