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French Leg of Lamb      HT   MC    French    130mins


Serve 6-8     Hot   Lamb Herbs  Roast Main Course  Gluten Wheat free  Eggless  France  Europe




1.8kg/4lb Leg of Lamb

2 Cloves of Garlic

1 teasp Crushed Rosemary leaves

Juice of half a Lemon

50g/2oz Butter

Salt & Pepper





1. Heat the oven to 220C, 425F, gas mark 7.


2. Cut the garlic cloves into slivers. Make small slits all over the lamb with the point of a small, sharp knife, and insert the garlic slivers deeply into the slits.


3. Combine the crushed rosemary leaves with the lemon juice, butter and salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Spread the mixture evenly over the lamb and place the meat on a rack in a roasting pan.


4. Place the meat, uncovered, in the oven for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 170C, 325F, gas mark 3 and continue to roast for 25-35 minutes per kg/12-20 minutes per lb, or until done to your liking.


5. When cooked, transfer the lamb to a heated serving dish and let it stand for 15 minutes before carving.


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