Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This roast lamb is one of the most delectable imaginable, and my whole family love it. It was given to me by a very old friend years ago - I don't know his source. Number of serves and cooking time is for a 5lb leg with bone.
- 1 leg of lamb (bone-in)
- 3 teaspoons salt (or less to taste)
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in slivers
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1⁄2 cup strong black coffee
- 1⁄2 cup cream
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1⁄2 cup cream
- 3 tablespoons red currant jelly, mashed with a fork
- fresh ground black pepper
- Cut all fat off lamb.
- Mix salt and mustard together and rub into lamb.
- Insert slivers of garlic into meat near bone.
- Place in a heavy baking dish and roast at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350 F (175 degrees C) and roast another 15 minutes.
- Mix coffee, cream and stock together.
- Remove lamb from oven, pour coffee, cream and stock over lamb and return it to the oven.
- Continue cooking until done, about 25 minutes a pound (all-up) to reach medium rare.
- The most accurate way to determine doneness is with a meat thermometer: 110 degrees F (42 degrees C) is rare, 120 degrees F (58 degrees C) is medium-rare, and 145 degrees F (68 degrees C) is medium-well done.
- (Don't exceed 145 degrees F or it will become dry.) If you want your roast to be particularly succulent, once it is within 10 degrees F (5 degrees C) of its ideal doneness, remove it from the oven and allow it to rest for 15 or 20 minutes with a tent of foil placed very loosely over it.
- Sauce: Spoon surplus fat off pan juices.
- Place pan over medium heat and stir in flour.
- Cook 2 minutes or until it colours a little.
- Add cream, red current jelly and seasonings and simmer for a few minutes.
- Carve the lamb after it has rested, and serve the sauce separately.
Daydream this is one of the most tender lamb roasts that I've ever eaten- the flavour is wonderful.....I did substitute cranberry jelly for the redcurrant in the sauce. My only problem with this recipe is that the sauce was very salty - next time I will use maybe a teaspoon of salt for the rub.
Very moist and tender lamb. I didn't have any red crrant jelly and the store didn't either so I had to use mint jelly. It was still very good. I did however find it very rich but will certainly cook lamb this way again maybe without making the sauce and use "horror!!!" a pkt plain gravy :)
WOW! Who would have thought those combinations could taste so good. I used a mini lamb roast, it turned out so moist. Served with Crispy cubed roast potato and veg. Thanks Leah