Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs
A very tasty variation on roast lamb with flavour of the Mediterranean. No need to use a boned leg ! The stuffing on the surface becomes crisp while the meat stays juicy inside. So tasty you won't need gravy !
- 2 kg leg of lamb (bone left in)
- 4 slices white bread, process into crumbs
- fresh parsley, roughly chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tablespoons capers packed in salt, rinsed and chopped
- 2 anchovies, chopped
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Heat oven to 200°C.
- Hold the lamb with the flesh side towards you and cut slices about 2cm apart through to the bone-a bit like cutting chops but not through the bone.
- Mix the fresh bread crumbs parsley, garlic, capers, anchovies, lemon rind and oil.
- Using your hands, place stuffing between the slices.
- Tie the leg with string to hold the slices together-this can be a bit tricky, a spare pair of hands makes it easier.
- Scatter rosemary over the leg.
- Place in a baking dish and cook at 180 C for about 2 hours.
- When you carve, instead of slices you end up with tasty, chunky fingers of lamb.
- Enjoy !
Absolutely superb! A very impressive recipe. The stuffing is so easy to prepare and while it is a little fiddly tying the leg to hold the stuffing it is very much worth the effort. One of the best meat dishes we have eaten. Fantastic cooked in a Webber BBQ or in the oven where it maid yummy gravy. Well done and thankyouso much !