French Roast Lamb

"This is a delicious way to roast lamb! The mustard and herb mixture spread over the lamb forms a delicious crust during roasting and helps to retain the meat juices and flavour."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Trim ALL EXCESS fat from the lamb.
  • (leave SOME fat on to protect the meat while cooking) Heat the butter in a small pan, add the onion and fry gently until soft.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the mustard and chopped herbs.
  • Whisk egg white until stiff.
  • Add the mustard and herb mixture and fold together until combined.
  • Place lamb on a rack in a roasting pan, and grind over with black pepper.
  • Spread the egg-white mixture evenly over the top surface of the lamb.
  • Roast the lamb for 50 minutes if you want it to be rare, 1 hour if you want it to be medium, or an hour and 10 minutes if you want it well done.
  • Place lamb on a serving plate and LEAVE to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with srigs of rosemary and thyme and slice down between the bones to serve.

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