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Herbed Leg of Lamb

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Introduction

This is relaxingly simple to make: a quick blitz with a stick blender, and you have an upliftingly fragrant, gloriously green paste which you coat the lamb with before roasting and, once cooked, gives a soft, fresh-flavoured crust. You don’t exactly get a gravy out of the liquid at the bottom of the tin (the water stops the tin from burning and keeps the meat gorgeously tender) but taste it once the lamb’s rested, to see if you want to add a little freshly boiled water, and possibly a drop or two of honey, to give you some juices to pour over the carved meat.

This is relaxingly simple to make: a quick blitz with a stick blender, and you have an upliftingly fragrant, gloriously green paste which you coat the lamb with before roasting and, once cooked, gives a soft, fresh-flavoured crust. You don’t exactly get a gravy out of the liquid at the bottom of the tin (the water stops the tin from burning and keeps the meat gorgeously tender) but taste it once the lamb’s rested, to see if you want to add a little freshly boiled water, and possibly a drop or two of honey, to give you some juices to pour over the carved meat.

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  • I made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! Tasted like a tender, juicy roast, but not a strong lamb flavor at all. My family loved it and it was so easy to prepare. Will definitely be making it again.

    Posted by Supermarette on 7th September 2018
  • Looks delicious! I'm going to try it.

    Posted by Ron050 on 28th August 2018
  • I initially saw this on TV where I enjoyed so much Nigella's presentation, informative and peppered (ha!) with her wonderful humor. Here it is in print. It's a fantastic recipe and would probably work with veal too, with some little adjustments.

    Posted by RebbeSoul on 20th July 2018
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