This succulent roast lamb is definitley worth the wait. With the added twist of a raspberry compote for that perfect Sunday roast.

  • Serves: 6 people
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 70 minutes
    • Irish

    Roast Leg of Lamb & Root Vegetables

    Recipe Information

    Ingredients
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    For Roasting

    1 Irish Half Lamb Leg

    2 Red Onions, quartered

    2 White Onions, quartered

    6 Medium Carrots, cut into fork-sized pieces

    3 Parsnips

    3 sprigs Rosemary

    1 bulb Garlic, cut across the centre

    2 tbsp Sunflower Oil

    ½ tsp Sea Salt

    Freshly Ground Black Pepper

    For Raspberry Compote

    100g Frozen Raspberries

    1 tsp Lemon Juice

    40g Caster Sugar

    For Gravy

    6 cloves Garlic, cut in half

    2 sprigs Rosemary

    ¼ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper

    600ml Liquid Beef Stock

    50ml Cream

    Method

    For Roasting

    Make a bed of the vegetables in a roasting tray for the lamb.

    Season with sea salt and drizzle over the oil.

    Pat the lamb joint dry with some kitchen paper.

    Season the lamb with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and place on top of the bed of vegetables.

    Put the roasting tray into a preheated oven at 220°C.

    Cook for 20-25 minutes then reduce the heat to 160°C and continue cooking for 40 minutes.

    The lamb will be rare. If you prefer medium cooked lamb return to the oven for a further 10 minutes at 200°C.

    When cooking has completed, rest the meat covered in tin foil in a 50°C oven for 15 minutes before carving.

    For Raspberry Compote

    Put all the ingredients together in a saucepan and boil for 10 minutes, taking care that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan

    Remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature.

    For Gravy

    Put the first 4 ingredients together in a sauce pan and boil to reduce to 100ml.

    Remove the rosemary and add 50ml cream.

    Boil for 1 minute.

    Add the juices from the rested lamb and mix again.

    To serve

    Serve the lamb with the roasted vegetables, gravy and 1-2 teaspoons of raspberry compote.

    Try this dish with goose fat roasted potatoes in a big bowl on the table.