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Aromatic lamb Italiano with salsa verde

The herb-packed sauce and rub add a Mediterranean twist to traditional lamb

By , 30 March 2017

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Aromatic lamb Italiano with salsa verde
  • 3 Hours 20 Mins

  • Serves: 12

Nutritional Info
Each 205g serving contains
  • Energy

    1201KJ

    287KCAL

    14%
  • Fat

    14.8g

    med

    21%
  • Saturates

    5.5g

    med

    28%
  • Sugars

    0.4g

    low

    <1%
  • Salt

    0.35g

    low

    6%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 586kJ/140kcal.
Ingredients
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2tbsp chopped basil
  • 2.1kg Butcher’s Selection Lamb Leg, Bone In Joint
  • 200ml red wine
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 2 shallots, halved
  • 1tbsp chopped capers
  • 5 baby gherkins, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2tbsp chopped mint
  • 1tbsp snipped chives
  • 1tbsp chopped dill
  • 2tbsp rapeseed oil
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  • Blitz the garlic, herbs and a grind of black pepper into a rough paste. Rub into the lamb and put in a roasting tray.

  • Add the wine, lemon and shallots and roast for 3 hrs, turning occasionally.

  • Mix the other ingredients to make the salsa verde.

  • Remove the lamb from the oven, cover with foil and rest for 30 mins.

  • Carve the meat and drizzle with salsa verde to serve.